Gus said in his press conference yesterday and multiple times...his philosophy is run first. "Power run and play action". Occasionally with tempo. Unfortunately that play action is only throw it deep. I seriously doubt Gus is in favor of the screen game, so I'm guessing that's Chip's "balance". He has had the consistent mantra of just "focus on us, get better" . He does not have an adjustment mentality. He wouldn't recommend hitting the middle of the field because that's not his philosophy. He thought the defense would hold and eventually we would hit a run or a bomb. That's honestly what he thought no matter how wide open the middle of the field was.
Gus is not going to change. He'll go down in a blaze of glory....he'll only air it out when his back is against the wall probably in the bama game, mark it down.
To get rid of the stubborn philosophy, we have to get rid of the coach with that philosophy.