Does Will Have DC Disease?

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  1. chemgator

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    It seems to me that our head coach might have a bad case of Defensive Coordinator Disease. Muschamp spent so much of his career as a DC, that when he was promoted to head coach, he was unable to shake the need to be a great defensive coordinator. So much so that he directs the game plan for the offense to support the defense. That explains the obsession with Time-of-Possession over scoring, the emphasis on the running game at the expense of downfield passing, etc. These things make the defense look better, even if they don't win games.

    Muschamp has an ultra-conservative philosophy that seems to be getting in the way of winning games. You have to take a few chances on offense to make big plays happen, which get you in the end zone. We found out today that Driskel is capable of throwing for 290+ yards in a game, when he is not turning the ball over. Most of those yards were after we got behind and got desperate, of course. But what if Muschamp had opened things up earlier? Would that help create opportunities for the running game? Most importantly, you have to be unpredictable with offensive play-calling. When you call run-run-pass every series, you are handing a huge advantage to the defense. We have a junior QB and mostly upperclassmen on the OL, so we should be able to expand the playbook a little and keep the defense on its heels once in a while.
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    Absolutely. Championship football requires being good in both phases. Will wants the offense not to screw it up for the defense
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    I thought we opened it up pretty early in the game. It's not like we were down several scores so we had to pass to catch up. It was a one possession game almost the entire time and we had a good mix of running and passing throughout.
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    agreed
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    You may just be onto a chemistry problem, Chem.
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    Who is running our offense, the OC or Coach Muschamp?
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    Driskel had his best game even with the turnovers, so I say yes, he does. It explains why he blames the defense's first drive. If we're gonna stick with Muschamp, we need Spurrier at OC, bad.
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    Many have reason to believe that Muschamp has handcuffed Pease to be a conservative playcaller so the defense can try and win the game.

    It was a weird hire to begin with, I mean why hire a pass happy, creative OC from Boise St to create a run dominated, conservative offense at UF? These are the kinds of questions we have for Coach Muschamp.
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    I get tired of folks saying that Muschamp wants the team to be like Bama. Bama can throw the ball too. The years where they played ball-control offense was when they had a young, inexperienced QB. Heck, even LSU is airing it out now.
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    How many passes would be considered adequate per game? Bama ran the ball 63% of the time last year.
    I liked the ratio today. 57 run 43 pass is pretty good. Threw the ball 33 times.
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    NM

    It didn't make my point
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    This is complete BS.... We have a better qb this isn't an issue...... Anyone that know's what they're talking about knows this. 3rd down conversions and Red Zone are Q.B. time....... sorry, but that's the facts.
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    We need a QB that can make solid decisions and quit turning the ball over. There is no excuse for not protecting the ball. I am not sure how many fumbles he has had as a starter but it is a lot. If he continues to be a turnover machine the staff will need to give another QB a chance.
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    You are completely missing the point. Some turnovers and non-conversions are worse than others.

    Today's inability to score in Red Zone rest squarely on Jeff Driskell's shoulders.

    No excuse about play calling, no excuse about down and distance.... PERIOD.

    Delude yourself all you want......
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    I think this offense would be fine with a quarterback that could do their job. Their are open receivers downfield that he wont throw to.
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    I think the DC disease manifests itself in small ways. For instance, our refusal to put true freshman playmakers on the field because they make a mistake in practice. An offensive minded coach would find ways to get the ball in their hands even if they haven't perfected the play book. Even if its for a few plays designed just for that purpose. We desperately need a game breaker at RB and WR. Design something to get them the ball. It should not matter if they miss a blocking assignment on Wednesday, playmakers need to touch the ball.
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    I said on another thread that if Pease does not work out, give lots of money to Petrino.

    That would make every gator fan happy.
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    ^ this

    Driskel was recruited to run the spread, because he's good at running the spread.

    We don't run the spread any more.

    Square peg, meet round hole.
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    Ahhh... the question that surprisingly even no one on the board even has an opinion to! :D

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