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Xita

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Oct 27, 2017
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Damn :( Hope he recovers well.

Well our schedule is real ??? for me now. Hope Trask and Jones can fill his position well.
 

Iceman

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Oct 26, 2017
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Florida Gators: maybe (hopefully) simplifying the offense to focus back up on the run, to ease the stress on Trask and Jones, will help rebalance the offense, give Perine a chance to succeed. Switch to a strictly RPO? Problem is that we'd be wasting all that WR talent - albeit, those wideouts are great at downfield blocking and Trask and Jones have strong arms, so the wideouts and TEs should still get decent opportunities for catches and running in open space.
 

hurlex

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Oct 25, 2017
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Florida Gators: maybe (hopefully) simplifying the offense to focus back up on the run, to ease the stress on Trask and Jones, will help rebalance the offense, give Perine a chance to succeed. Switch to a strictly RPO? Problem is that we'd be wasting all that WR talent - albeit, those wideouts are great at downfield blocking and Trask and Jones have strong arms, so the wideouts and TEs should still get decent opportunities for catches and running in open space.
I strongly disagree we should focus on the run. Our OL has been garbage in run blocking. So unless they magically get a lot better, we need to embrace a more passing centrist offense. Our WRs right now our clearly the strength of the offense. We shouldn't waste them attempting to make the run game better.
 

Iceman

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Oct 26, 2017
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I strongly disagree we should focus on the run. Our OL has been garbage in run blocking. So unless they magically get a lot better, we need to embrace a more passing centrist offense. Our WRs right now our clearly the strength of the offense. We shouldn't waste them attempting to make the run game better.
I'm pessimistically expecting that our conference foes will naturally see our inexperienced QBs as a weakness to pounce on.. so they'll blanket wideouts and take LBs out of the box and minimize down linemen. They'll probably blitz from every angle to cause confusion. The only natural response is to be strong in the run. And with Mullen that adjustment hasn't been a problem in the past. I think the key will just be de-emphasizing pass protection in favor of run blocking. We know with halfway decent blocking Perine can wreak havok. And success in the run will open up passing options (classic Spurrier formula).

As I understand it, run blocking is typically easier to execute than good pass blocking (see Navy & Citadel), so it should be a more secure strategy, especially with underperforming OL.
 

hurlex

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm pessimistically expecting that our conference foes will naturally see our inexperienced QBs as a weakness to pounce on.. so they'll blanket wideouts and take LBs out of the box and minimize down linemen. They'll probably blitz from every angle to cause confusion. The only natural response is to be strong in the run. And with Mullen that adjustment hasn't been a problem in the past. I think the key will just be de-emphasizing pass protection in favor of run blocking. We know with halfway decent blocking Perine can wreak havok. And success in the run will open up passing options (classic Spurrier formula).

As I understand it, run blocking is typically easier to execute than good pass blocking (see Navy & Citadel), so it should be a more secure strategy, especially with underperforming OL.
I mean, sure if defenses go all in on stopping the pass, we should run the ball. But if they are just playing a base defense and we run a lot to try and 'work on it,' games are going to be closer than they need to be. We should use the pass to set up the run this season.
 

ArkhamFantasy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The iowa rivalry is so weird, Iowa State had terrible teams that had no business being on the same field as iowa taking them down to the wire, and now that they've actually turned the corner and become a formidable team they choke the game away. College rivalry games are crazy.
 

reKon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Looks like PAC 12 made it official that refs fucked up on the ASU vs MSU final play.

Still doesn't matter. They got outcoached at the most important times and the offense couldn't finish (had nearly double the yardage compared to ASUs offense).
 

Karl2177

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Oct 25, 2017
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