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Surely there are posters with questions out there. Lets discuss football beyond the understanding that we are going to throw the ball A LOT.
Where'd that video come from? I've never seen it before. :D
Excellent downfield blocking by receivers and backs alike. Everybody. Seems an important component. Of course, you could say that with any passing attack...But, it brings to mind that more than scat backs are desired in this offense.
This post was edited by rompcat 15 months ago
Whoa... That's NEW!
Keep Calm & Stoops On..
I'm glad you brought that up. Few teams are good at blocking downfield. The difference? Getting your guys to buy into your plan. Coach Brown does that.
Surprised no ones mentioned the video. You would think it would be ideal to send to recruits. Oh well...
Sadly, I believe our receivers did do so under Brooks and I can remember him referring to Cobb blocking like a banty rooster and also praising our receiving corp for excellent downfield blocking from time to time. I think this may have especially been so the last year he was coach after Hartline went down.
I believe I remember hearing Phillips stress it early in his tenure when giving interviews, perhaps when referring to what it would take for some players to get on the field but it never seemed to be a priority. Of course, that may have just seemed to be the case due to other glaring offensive problems that received attention during Q&A sessions. But, I thought our downfield blocking has not been as good the past couple of years.
Sorry, I hate to bring in info from another site, but here is a quote from Woulard's father:
“We really liked the new offensive coordinator,” Michael Woulard said. “We looked at the Texas Tech offense a lot and knew he would like to run that offense. He is wanting to be more of a pro-style quarterback, but he’ll do whatever fits with the team. He has talked to coach Brown several times and I have talked to coach Brown. We really like him.
Sounds to me like he may have looked at the video even if he didn't specifically mention it by name. Also, perhaps there is some proprietary or contractual obligations preventing it from being officially used by Brown at another school.
So much downfield blocking its like they're running the Veer, lol.
Couple of things on differences between Brown's version of the Air Raid and Mumme's. 1st it looks like they have a little more of a vertical passing game than did Mumme. Second, it is more uptempo and no huddle. Lastly, the running game is emphasized a lot more than under Mumme. The one thing in the video that stuck out more than others is Brown's vision of having an "attacking" offense and mindset. He will definitely be aggressive and get after it which after 3 years of Randy Sanders is going to be extremely refreshing for the fans.
I looked at the numbers for TT this year and it's really amazing that even in their losses, the least amount of yards they put up was 360 but the overall average was still above 400 plus and they scored at least 20 pts. And, as I suspected, their defense was absolutely atrocious and actually gave up more points per game than UK did last year! Again, that's why the marriage of a brilliant OC coupled w/a HC w/a great defensive reputation has the potential for intriguing possibilities. They're going to have to get more Jimmie's and Joe's BUT I suspect next years team is going to be way more competitive than a lot of folks think, 2-10 record be damned. Not saying they are going to compete for the SEC East title but I guarantee you they will knock off a few teams that right now nobody is giving them a chance with!
I was joking by the way, I don't know if I got that across well. Nearly every offensive recruit that I've talked to has seen that video. haha
Good post. They will need to work on depth over the next few years, but I agree. This team could be good next year. If we get a few more key recruits, then we will be fine.
Obviously I need to read (your articles) more carefully and pay more attention to pick up on these things.
Eh. I'm just naturally a very sarcastic person. haha
All I hear in my dreams is Touchdown Red Raiders.
You would think that this would be in a certain sense, a coming full circle (or at the very least, some déjà vu) for Tom Leach. Definitely looking forward to hearing him say "Touchdown Kentucky" on about same pace as he did back in the original Air Raid days.
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