It would be a surprising change of pace to our opponents to feature some 3 TE sets, and with the bodies at that we have, it could be an effective option. No idea how it would work with the shotgun and read option, but to add that wrinkle as a viable option would give D-Coordinators fits, because then not only would that have to prep their nickel and dime packages, but also their big sets as well.
The SEC-Speed argument really centers around their Defenses anyways-it's not used as often when talking about offense. It's used when time in and time out, their D-Lines are chasing down RB's and WRs from behind. Our offenses have always had speed, (Glenn, Galloway, Ginn, Holmes, etc.). In order to get to where we all want this team to be, the defense must play fast. It's referenced above, but it's not always a measure of someones straightline 40 speed, but how quick they diagnose a play and react, a la Spielman, Hawk, Doss, and Laurinitis.
Yes we all love the hype around the new toys on offense, but Meyer and Herman aren't getting away from the power running game. Meyer had it in Florida with all of those weapons, but it was Tebow he was using instead of a primary back.
Lets say they go 8-5 or 9-4, lose a couple blowouts, surprise a higher ranked team or 2, and the Niners and Harbaugh cut ties (realistic possibility). Then what? I think that immediately makes Hoke's seat smoking hot, but how much $ can TTUN throw at Harbaugh to make him consider coming back to college, if he would at all?
I guess it was an urban legend when I was growing up, but I was under the impression that the original Ultimate Warrior had already passed, and that his brother took over.
Like I said, I was 8 or 9 with a sweet Ultimate Warrior Poster on the back of my door, and I think he changed up his face paint or something, so maybe that's what sparked the rumor.
I'm thinking some AC/DC-Hell's Bell's
Still doesn't make much sense with it being home and home. Both schools get the benefit of a marquee home game-so why would there be any payment?
McMillan is #5 I'm assuming?
Hope they go position vs position at the spring game a la brax vs guiton. Would love to see McMillan vs Grant to get a gauge on where he is.
and under 21....
Add lack of fundamentals to that list as well. Maybe too many hands in the pot when it comes to that side of the ball. It would be nice to hear 1 voice, even if it's a collaborative effort by the coaching staff-you don't see too many teams where multiple coaches from the defensive side of the ball are answering questions.
From the sound of things, it looks as if Ash is simplifying everything. With the athletes that are on that side of the ball-there should be 11 missles flying to ball on every play.
Night of the Lepus i think it's called. It's about a herd of huge rabbits that stampede around and eat everyone. The action scenes where essentially bunnies running through a model train set.
Now that you mention it, I think I could have phrased that differently.
Strictly speaking on the field.
I follow the team and recruiting closely, maybe not as close as others on this sight, but I don't remember the name Rashad Frazier. Was he a walk on? Or transfer?
No one likes to bring up the name, and rightfully so, but Aaron Hernandez did everything at Florida, so TEs do work in this offense. He took handoffs, shovel passes, and ran every route in the book. I think it's got more to do with the QB than the guys playing TE. Braxtons checkdown is to take off running. Could they call more plays with the primary read being the TE? I guess, but only Urbs and Herm know that. How often does any team look first to the TE, unless it's short yardage or goal line situations? With the speed at the skill positions, I would imagine they are the 1st few reads, depending on the play, with TE being 3rd or 4th at least, usually a safety valve. When you have a QB who doesn't get past his 1st or 2nd read, then you aren't going to see a lot of throws going to the TE.
I made it clear from the beginning, I wouldn't even get past the first mile or so, and be done.
Got it, so the consensus is, I am way off base. Kinda figured that
The whole offense is based upon the defense having to account for a mobile QB. When the defense faces a pocket QB, there is technically an extra defender that isn't accounted for. If the threat of a mobile QB is there, then the D has to commit that extra defender to spying or coverage in some way.
Alex Smith was a great fit, because he had mobility AND could read defenses. Tebow was adequate as a thrower, and with the athletes Florida had, they were usually wide open. Whether it's Gibson, Wimbush, whoever, the best situation is to play like Troy Smith his Senior season. Use mobility when things break down, but get through all of their reads before taking off. Braxton doesn't seem to do that, it's option 1, maybe option 2, then takes off.
The bottom line is the QB has to be a threat to run, or the offense won't work properly. While the offense isn't the same as Urbans, think Vince Young against USC in the NCG. That Defense for USC was unreal, but because they had to account for a mobile QB (and didn't very well), they became a normal defense. Vince Young was no Marino when it came to throwing, and he got one on the good guys to in the 'Shoe. But he didn't need to be, because the threat of him running, freezes LBs, DBs, and even DL who can't afford to lose contain. That leads to bigger spaces in the D, if they are playing Zone, and a lot of single man coverage, with little help over the top from a safety.
Barrett could actually leave after his Redshirt Sophomore year (2016), like Manziel, if he is as good as advertised. So Gibson would technically only be sitting 1 season, could use his redshirt for that. And if Gibson's as advertised, I would think Urban's philosophy of getting the best 11 on the field would mean Gibson playing somewhere his freshman year, whether it be at WR, gadget plays, or as a decoy a la Dontre.
Oh Dang, no worries. HAHAAHAHAH. Funny thing is, my wife saw that comment I made, last night, and was like "Why are you being such an ass?!" I told her I wasn't, it's fairly common on here to just point out things like that.
Happy to see you didn't take it the way she did!
Am I missing something? Since when does college basketball play games in the summer?
I agree with getting a polished QB, but remember, this offense is designed to overload and out man the defense because of the threat of a mobile QB. Everyone who bashed Tebow as an NFL QB needs to remember, he had no problem hitting wide open WRs and TEs as a Gator. What were his stats the year he won the Heisman, 25 TD passes, and 22 TD runs-ummmm.... Yes please.
Lets HOPE the OOC games that are scheduled remain marquis matchups. Remember, Cal was a perennial top 15-20 team when they were scheduled, VA Tech has been a top 10-15 team consistently, and Miami (FL) was a juggernaut. Everything is cyclical-just think, I'm sure Miami (FL) thought they were scheduling a top 5 opponent in tOSU when we paid them a visit, so it goes to show how things can change.
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