Things more complex than Pantenaude’s playcalling

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  1. InDoddwetrust

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    While I don’t disagree with your point, but if you can’t get two yards in four tries, that is pathetic
     
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    Oh go öööö yourself. Hard.
     
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    Again...University of Alabama says hello. Clemson stopped them four times and all they had to get was one yard. You really going to make the argument we have more talent on offense than Bama did in the national championship game?
     
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    2 to 3 years to learn an offense? Maybe we should run Clemson's offense, since it only took Lawrence a few games to figure it out.
     
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    Well he did have an entrenched complement of able bodied support staff around him also, so there is that.
     
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    Okay, listen up.
    We need five wide receivers.

    We'll run the Oop-de-oop.

    Four receivers stacked left.

    Brown right. We overload their left.

    They'll cover Brown one-on-one.

    No huddles. We'll call the plays from the line. They'll never know what hit them.
     
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    So Temple never executed his O?
     
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    Not fully
     
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    Running 4 QB Option Keepers or B-Back dives would've gotten stuffed too. See 2018, 17, 16, 15, etc
     
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    Now, now, you know all the experts on here aren't going to believe anything someone as ignorant about college football as Sean Bedford says. They all know better and it's simple.
     
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    Oh yeah. Well we all stayed at a holiday inn express last night so we are more than qualified.
     
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    If you have a high enough talent level, and are surrounded by veteran players with athletic ability, you can run a lot of offense as a freshman. Lawrence also played for a HS coach with a similar scheme, good enough to go 67-4 as a coach. So he wasn't exactly dumped onto the practice field after running an offense with opposite principles.

    We also expect Trevor Lawrence to improve each year he is at Clemson, as he learns more and more about their offense.
     
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    Uhhh...is that just from the start or is every player going to need 2 or 3 years before they understand and can execute the offense? IOW, will the QB recruits in 2020 and 2021 not be serviceable until 2022 or 2023 or 2024?
     
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    Think about it. The numbers are not precise but the math is.

    Think about everyone starting fresh together. The o-line won't be smooth, so the qb will be rushed for time. The wr won't be smooth running their routes, so the qb needs more recognition time while in the pocket. The rb's are new to it, so pass pro is not going to be second nature to them. The te... the te will be new to all the quarterbacks. Now increase the tempo from practice to full speed game day with the top college team in the country. Everything is faster for everyone.

    Let's say there are 20 plays you want to run. Let's say your quarterback can run 12 of them with confidence as a freshman. The wr can effectively run 12 of them, but not all the same 12 as the qb. The ol and backs can block for 12 of them, but not the same 12. And so on. So your entire team can run maybe 4, and those 4 will look a lot like what they did last year, cuz muscle memory. The team can run 4 to 8 more with very limited success.

    Gosh. That sounds exactly like what we saw Thursday. And no one on the field is expert enough to make subtle pre-snap corrections or point out defensive adjustments to the new players.

    Now imagine a veteran ol, wr, etc. with a new quarterback. He can still run 12 of 20 plays with confidence, but the juniors and seniors on the team can run 20, and the sophs can run 16, and so on. That means the new quarterback can effectively run 11 or 12 plays of the 20, not 4 or so. And as the quarterback grows in the system, so does his repertoire. He can correct his rb's on where to stand, what a lineman needs to see on his blocking assignment, and so on.

    You probably wonder why everyone can't learn 20 plays in a spring and a fall practice. Well, they can learn the basics. Stand here. Look at one guy for a read. Move like this on the snap. They can do that for all the plays. But they can't learn the subtleties without time, without real world experience. So we run one pass pro. What does that mean if the LDE drops into coverage? What should the quarterback expect if the RDE and RDT run a stunt? Which stunt? The RB wants to chip and then go into a pattern. How much of a chip? The blitzing linebacker is not exactly where he would be in practice, a little bit faster or looping a little bit more or less in his path.

    So the more experience a whole team has in an offense the better it can work together. The more experience an individual player has in a system the better he can play in the offense. It all works together.

    And the more the people around you know, the quicker you can learn something.

    One of the interesting things about college football is that you never see the complete playbook. You cannot run a unit with 11 seniors. It just does not happen. So every coach is adjusting what they do based on their talent and experience level available. It is dynamic and one of the things that make college football a great game.

    What happens if you run 11 freshmen out on the field against the #1 team in the country? We essentially found out. If the kids are good enough, motivated enough, and durable enough, they can with good coaching stay within 30-something points of a dynastic team.
     
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    All excellent points.

    In my limited football playing experience, my coach tried to throw the whole play book at everybody, every year. He didn't have the luxury of teaching part of the book in year 1, more in year 2, etc. He did so with mixed results on the field. In the end, our results were much more dependent on how good our individual skills were versus our opponents individual skills (we played the same 10 teams every year, so there was no SOS impact).

    In my experience, it really was more Jimmys and Joes than X's and O's.
     
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    Who are you calling a homophone?!?

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    Well, you are wrong. Our current roster is more on the level of Georgia Southern before it moved up to Bowl division.
     
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