When we hired Morris as coach , hearing hammer down, pedal to metal etc talk, I was very excited. What I have seen is nothing near what I expected. I don’t know if it lack of talent across the board on offense or the difficulty of learning a new offense or probably a combination of the two. But what I’ve seen is far from hammer down as we were told.
Let me preface. What exactly did I expect. Quick tosses to the outside. A more hurry up tempo. Jet sweeps. Lots of motion. Long balls to streaking receivers. Spreading the field to open up running game. Quick short passes to offset a subpar line and blitz. More 5 wide formations. Making defense defend entire field. More back shoulder throws, more jump balls, etc. I think you get the point
Have seen very little of what I expected. Coach says we have 30% of playbook installed. That was even tempered this past week against Tulsa because of a true freshman starting at qb. I’m very glad we won, but if exciting is what you were looking for the game sorely disappointed. I kept looking for coach b on the sideline.
How long does it take to install more offense? Does the exciting wide open part only come w experienced qbs on campus. If we don’t get Bryant do we have to wait for Nolan or Jefferson to be jrs before we turn it loose? Are our receivers that bad? Is our qb play that bad? I watched tons of football. Lots of exciting wide open football. We weren’t one of those games.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Morris, I’m glad we got a win finally. I love his recruiting. I think he’ll do fine eventually. But if we’re going to have a pitiful season and we are well on our way to that, sure would be nice to see us let it all hang out offensively. Oh well, one can only dream.