- Mar 17, 2011
This is true, but I still wonder sometimes if we were more affected by rule changes or by a general lack of talent, no good QBs, and a bunch of coaches who had played against us for years in a row.I’m not sure they would hate it as much as you think. Thanks to the efforts of Cutcliffe, Beamer, and whatever coach we were playing in a bowl game (when we had one), there have been significant rule changes over the past few years that significantly limited the effectiveness of the option, particularly over the long term. All of the downfield blocking rules effectively neuter the option.
I guess we’ll never know for sure, but one thing I do know is that Vandy would be a hell of a lot better under someone like CPJ than anything they’ve had in my lifetime other than a very short period under James Franklin.