Does a high powered offense win out?

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  1. Millhouse

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    i think this offense is uniquely hopeless at running and blocking this year - total anomaly

    if you spread the field and can throw competently, you will be able to run successfully - it's really hard not to. we managed to screw it up this year - combo of horrible run blocking and running - just basic stuff where you throw up your hands. hopefully moe neal gets bigger the right way and all the lumps from this year pay off. big difference in november for him.

    strickland, i'm still not very hopeful and i'm convinced he's a WR
     
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  2. RMH44

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    Completely agree with everything except Strickland to WR. IMO, he doesn't have the speed or quickness to be effective @ WR. In a perfect world he'd make a nice 2-3 deep rb used situationally.
     
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  3. TheCusian

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    But any metric our defense was lousy this year - but we should rely more on tempo-free stats to evaluate both O and D... especially when comparing the past to this era.
     
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  4. TheCusian

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    He's plenty quick. I think they went with him at RB because he was be best fit on the roster, but not because it was the best position for him.
     
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  5. Ish88888

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    Thats all bama can do. They have a LB playing QB and he cant throw too well. Also, scarbrough is a stud, beast!
     
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  6. Ish88888

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    Rbs are only as good as their blocking in 9/10 cases minus Elliott, Scarbrough, and elite rbs of first round caliber. We have run the ball in the past with 2-3 star guys. Wait til our young oline steps up, we will be just fine without elite rbs. Strick is a good back caught in an offensive change and developing line.
     
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  7. TheCusian

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    I'd bet we see one of the FL recruits at RB, starting - game 1.
     
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    Yup, also, jo el shaw might have made an impact in this offense. Good combo of size and speed. Any word on him? Trying to qualify?
     
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  9. Sudano

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    And win by 4 with a TD with 1 second on the clock.
     
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  10. SoBristol

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    Define "plenty" and give a few highlights about what he says about D. I have heard him speak -- 40 minutes on offense, maybe 10 minutes (maybe) about D. He has a fascination with a fast-paced passing attack. Very little about blocking or a running attack. Very few comments about the D. Good thing Brian Ward went out and recruited juco and grad transfer help for the D.
     
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  11. TheCusian

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    I think I've seen every press conference he's ever given here and watched a few from Bowling Green too.

    Offense is his thing, of course. That's a good thing. But the guy was a D1 LB.

    I don't have time to find specific times, but I'd guess if you found articles at syr.com about defense you'd find quotes.

    (And he wants to run. It's priority number 1)
     
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  12. nzm136

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    You want what nobody else has. When everybody around you is emphasizing offense, you want to emphasize defense. When everybody is passing, you want to run.

    (The other way around is obviously also true - if everybody is running, you want to pass)

    All factors being equal, is pick O because it sells more tickets and gets on TV more. That helps finance the program and attract recruits.
     
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