Discussion in 'Football' started by Walton, Sep 16, 2019.
Bill Callahan took over at Nebraska
I think the ineptitude after the first quarter was enough to shut down any lofty notions of trying something different this year. I mean what could be a more obvious message than what you're calling isn't even working against an FCS team? What the hell were the coaches seeing in practice to think the passing playbook was even on the table? Does the defense not go full speed in practice and leave guys open? No stopwatch to let a guy know when he'd be sacked?
My biggest fear is that the coaches know we can't execute the passing packages but the alternative is a run game that can't gain yards without cut blocking and triple option formations.
That’s exactly true. They are trying to display what the offense will be for recruits. If we had 1 QB that could do it all he would be out there the whole time.
It’s all about recruiting. This really is year 0
It isn't about one guy being able to do everything. The only things that worked were some QB scrambles and some pitches, neither of which is part of the new look. We can't even display a semblance of an offense against an FCS team. Our OL couldn't open up holes against an FCS front even if we wanted to run every down, and the passing was laterals for two yard losses and incompletions to FCS - smothered tight ends. We had a nice jump ball for the long touchdown pass where our guy was turned around in the end zone waiting for it, but we had that over the past 11 years.
Oops. My memory was off. But they definitely went from option to west coast, which is a complete mismatch for the personnel.
I don’t know. The plays Oliver was running were plays Temple used. I’m not sure I want a recruit who isn’t smart enough to see we are using what we have.
After the coaches repeatedly talked about suiting the offense to the personnel I assumed an offense based around Malzahn's concepts was a no brainer. It gets to shotgun which Patenaude seems to prefer but still allows us to take advantage of the minor strengths our team had.
better players and recruiting classes that finish closer to 25 than 125 is the key
Yep and i think they did finish like 8-7 or something, but he mostly aborted the West Coast passing game at some point in the season and went run heavy.
You are correct, Sir!