Are we trying to be a passing team with a QB that cannot connect on the deep routes and iffy on intermediate throws?
Hard to say... I really don't think the booth was trying anything in particular. Ed/Beck were throwing darts. [That should be sufficient, but here comes a long winded rant]
Having a successful offense in college boils down to 1 of 2 methods; 1) having better athletes and imposing your will on a defense even if they accurately guess your offensive plan and/or have a good counter to stop your plan (even if that takes 4 quarters, it's still effective), and 2) winning the chess match. We've been surviving on method 1 for 2 years. In all my years of watching college football, I think they more than anyone else I've seen (Bollman included) clearly show that in college, the team with the most talented athletes can generally overcome a bad / no strategy on offense.
There is a reason lots of types of offensive strategies exist, and there are counter defensive strategies which expose the weaknesses in all of them. Similarly, there is a reason lots of types of defensive strategies exist, and there are counter offensive strategies which expose the weaknesses in all of them. OC vs DC is basically a game of chess when the physical pieces used are rather evenly matched. When we have found ourselves in that scenario, our chess player(s) in the booth proves he isn't very good at the game.