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  1. It’s amazing how much better CGM’s offense works with a dual threat QB. It makes a dramatic difference with opening up running lanes and freezing defenders who don’t know where the ball is. I watched three minutes of these highlights last night (below) and was amazed. On several plays, I couldn’t even tell where the ball was initially. Granted, 2013 had a great o-line, NM, and Tre Mason, but this was also against Bama’s defense (as opposed the 2018 Arkansas). NM was great. But IMO, just having a legitimate dual threat take the snap changes everything in our offense. https://youtu.be/eIN4XnjG59w
  2. Good defenses “figured out” the read option when Jeremy Johnson, Sean White, and Jarrett Stidham ran it. No so much when Nick Marshall and Cam Newton ran it.
  3. Ever since his first two seasons, Gus has insisted on using a drop-back, non-running threat QB in his offense. I can’t understand this. His offense needs a legitimate running threat at QB, otherwise it is susceptible to complete phases of complete ineptitude like we saw yesterday. Urban Meyer gets it. He always has a dual-threat QB at OSU. Idk if Gus is too stubborn or what, but his offense isn’t sophisticated enough to win consistently with drop-back, pro-style QB. Even one who is incredibly talented like Stidham. In my opinion, this has been the source our identity crisis on offense ever since Nick Marshall graduated. Gus is in denial about what his offense is.
  4. Agree. If Gus was lazy and didn't want to win, he would have just run a vanilla, basic offense against Clemson. I think he has the opposite problem. He's overthinking things and trying too hard. He has the talent, now he just needs to trust the talent, line up, and play sound football. Enough with the overly creative trickeration.
  5. Rather than going to the police, she emailed Gus Malzahn at 3am. Sounds like she was just mad at Jovon and wanted to screw him over. Mission accomplished...
  6. I agree that tempo is the problem. Our offensive scheme is relatively simple. I imagine our offense is easy to scout and opposing teams can determine what the probable play is we're going to run based on our formation, personal, who we send in motion, etc. However, when you go fast and don't substitute, it doesn't matter whether you're predictable or not. You're going so fast that the D is just trying to line up before the play. They don't have time to line-up, identify the formation, get a call in from the sideline, and adjust the defense. What we're doing now seems to be the worst of both worlds. We're going "no huddle," but we're also going "no hurry up." That gives opposing teams the chance to identify our formation, the likely play, and call in an adjustment from the sideline. If we're not going to hurry up, we might as well huddle up so opposing teams have less time to identify and adjust to our pre-snap tendencies.