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Short yardage situations

BlueCurtain

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Some people on the radio had mentioned the trend of not lining up in power formations for short yardage - 3rd and 4th down situations. When it's less than a yard? Every other BCS team lines up for the quarterback sneak - just move the pile a few inches. It has a 90%+ success rate. But the radio guys were perplexed that SU does not do this.

The fact is the coaching staff does not have any confidence in Macky and Chibane to move the pile in the right direction. We failed 4th and short against RHODE ISLAND. That's all you need to know. Now that being said, it's absolutely on the coaches for not recruiting better and/or failing to developing serviceable interior O-linemen. There's just no excuse for being in this predicament.

I guess the point is - there's a heck of a chance that we lose the game on 4th and inches because the play would have been blown up. That being said, even a team like Syracuse has decent odds of converting in that situation. And if you can't convert, then the other team deserves the win. Have some stones, Marrone. This is not the NFL.

And Nassib is not signed to a $30M contract. Even if he is not Denard Robinson, the offense desperately needs another dimension. Every other semi-functional BCS offense lets a quarterback use his legs to keep things interesting.
 

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