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  1. I hope this is Morris installing his own offense, as opposed to Morris just game planning and calling plays for Gus's offense. There needs to be a complete redo, beginning with OL splits, stances, running play tempo, QB drops and release points, etc....
  2. Bottom line is this is an upgrade in coaching on the offensive side of the ball. Not sure how it will eventually play out as there are no guarantees (especially with CGM), but the offense got better today, and it could pay dividends for years to come.
  3. They are not as impressive as they usually are on defense, but a team still has to have the offense to take advantage of their weaknesses. Can AU do that? I hope so. They have held 6 teams on their schedule to 13 points or less (weak schedule, but still shows they aren't porous). Besides giving up some plays to Ole Miss and their running QB, seems like they are more vulnerable to a good passing attack. But I haven't watched them a whole lot, and I think they are dealing with more injuries which could help AU.
  4. Another good play design by CGM was the very last play, where Nix ran for the 1st down. CGM shifted an eligible receiver that was on the left side to the right and made him ineligible (covered up). The man coverage followed him, removing a defender from the boundary. Not the only time this was used by Gus to create a numbers advantage. This is just from what I remember after watching the play again on the review show. Edit: below is the video.
  5. Their "pack line" man defense is different than most. Defenders one and two passes away sag to help with dribble penetration, yet are close enough to close out on the perimeter pass to their man. On ball screens they typically hedge and recover, but they will double the ball. It is different, but it is good that we have a few days to prepare for it. Almost like playing a mix of man and zone.
  6. FYI, Groce transferred to Pleasant Grove prior to starting his Junior year. He was previously at Munford in Talladega County. Athletic kid.
  7. Well, we at least know he is going to be a hard worker. He has coached the position, so that helps having that experience in the way you run your drills and the little details that need to be coached up. I know he played it at a high level, but it is just different being on the coaching side. Not all who play it can coach it. There is a lot of youth and inexperience on that offensive coaching staff. Hopefully it will work out.
  8. With Bo, there shouldn't be any need for "time to develop", as he has had on-the-field college level coaching for at least 3 years, and more than that at home. Understanding of coverages, reads, footwork, concepts, mental toughness, should all be there. Being there for spring will help him get used to the speed of the game. I would certainly look for him to be the starter Game 1.
  9. About to post something similar, but Bird you did a better job than I could have. Brahms first steps were bad. Also looks like he pops up some when snapping, especially on some of the other plays, which raises your center of gravity. As for backside pursuit, I don't like that the RB is 8 yards deep. QB boot or read should keep them honest, but they have to be afraid of it. Just seems to take a while for the RB to get there. Also don't like 5 step drops out of shotgun, especially after fake handoff, but I know that is common for Gus. Makes it tough on Tackles handling the edge rushers.
  10. Stating the obvious, but doubt in your assignment wreaks havoc on an O-lineman. Not sure what the problem is currently, but some of those LSU highlights shows good pad level and more vertical movement. Arkansas and Southern Miss may have played some shades/techniques that give our zone scheme, or rather certain personnel, more confusion or doubt. That 1st run in the above Southern Miss video is a poor excuse for Outside Zone/Stretch play blocking, if that is what it is supposed to be.
  11. Just now seeing some of the highlights. This has probably been mentioned before, but the eye discipline from the RG and RT on the TD pass (HERE) is really bad. Easy to see that the RB didn't have his body ready to take on the DE, but that is a simple LB stunt that the right side missed badly on. Just not good. Good thing I've only watched a few plays here and there this year. Mostly been listening on the radio.
  12. It actually might be a good time to release this, as all the attention will continue to be on the upcoming games. AU may have been the one sitting on it, but that's just an opinion.
  13. Yep. Probably felt like typical bruising, but after a few days of not healing decided to get it looked at. Just a guess.
  14. On several run plays I saw the OL do a terrible job of coming off their combo blocks and allow a scraping LB to fill the hole untouched. Even if you don't come off the double, you at least have to push that DL back into the LBs lap, and that ain't happening. That stuff is zone blocking 101, but it takes lots of live reps to nail it. Of course Malzahn runs a lot of man powers and counters as well, but that stuck out at me a few times.
  15. Some more info on Mazzone and the stuff he sells to the high school ranks: