I feel you Hove.
I'm not gonna blame Devin Smith for Tom Herman's lack of creativity.
When I look at what Oregon did to beat MSU, that's what a great OC should be doing. Even Oregon knew they couldn't go at the outside DBs in MSU's scheme, so to adjust in the 2nd half, they started running bunch tree combinations along with effective PA plays.
It worked because they already had MSU's respect running, but with Mariotta being a threat also, they MUST pause to react, then at the same time, with picks and rub routes, WRs get open coming across the formation.
Another thing I want to point out is people seem to think separation means burning a DB, when getting separation is between 1-3 yards. I saw Dontre, Jalin, Devin, Corey, & Mike doing that. I saw Heurmann open a LOT. I'm also upset we didn't use any twin TE, late release routes to stymie the delayed blitzes we were seeing as well.
As large as the playbook should be, it seems like we only pick 10 plays and do nothing else for any given gameplan.