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Roper to have total control of offense.

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Diesel350z, Jul 14, 2014.

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    I agree. I like how Muschamp has always handled himself to the media. He's very personable, it's no wonder recruits always talk about how good a guy he is. I like how he moved on swiftly from the joker questions to praising Chris leak. I also appreciate he doesn't mind admitting when he's wrong or not as knowledgeable about something, he said Jason Garrett broke it down into layman's terms about the difference between scanning the field from under center versus from the shotgun.
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    Not sure '13 Sugar Bowl loss was a result of opening up the offense or a grossly unprepared and overconfident team.
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    Not to stay off topic, but the AP reported he cancelled the interview.
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    The latter part makes you the winner.
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    Allow me to help you then:
    *Grossly unprepared - No scouting of Louisville/Defense out of position
    *Bad game plan - Poor scoring tempo/Defense out of position
    *Bad coaching - Weak offensive plan/Defense out of position
    *Poor execution - Key interceptions by JD/Defense gave up
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    I don't believe this. You can't be as good of a defensive coach as Muschamp is and not understand offense. His problems have been due to bad hires, mediocre talent, untimely injuries, and an offensive philosophy that was too conservative.
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    If he knew offense he would have known it was too conservative three years ago.
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    Well there's a simple-minded statement that completely misses the point.
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    And there's the typical derogatory comment. What's new?
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    Not sure why you would say that. That style has been very successful for many teams. He inherited a team that wasn't setup for it so we should've known there would be some struggles in the beginning; obviously not as bad as it's been. That being said, I believe he did realize it wasn't going to work towards the end of the 12 season which is why the recruits we brought in for 13 were better suited for Roper's style. I think that's why he publicly announced it after last season and again now. Just my opinion though.
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    "Every offensive coordinator I have had has full autonomy" He then goes on to state what you said in your post
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    I think the conversation helped him come to the conclusion but I think other parts like the numbers helped as well. One of the things I like about CWM is he doesn't seem to make rash decisions he gathers all the information then make an educated decision. Even if he makes the wrong decision I respect him for at least going through the process and understanding that he doesn't have all the answers

    For the longest time I couldn't understand why Muschamp kept saying that going to the shotgun was going to help Jeff because that is what he was recruited to do. I understood that the shotgun would allow him to use his legs more, do more half field read and it would allow the team to dictate tempo better but I still didn't understand the statement.

    After watching that interview I did. I think Muschamp is a really good talent evaluator on both side of the football. That being said QB in the most unique position on the field and I dont think he totally understood the evaluation of the metal side of things for that position ( I do think he understand how to find good personalities at the position) . I dont think many do it is a crap shoot for kids coming out of high school. By going to the shotgun it eliminates part of the error.
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    We win recruiting battles against Saban as well. I dont really care if Saban wanted Pease or not it seems as though something at least happened between the two between how the media reported it and how Pease answered questions about the situation but it really does matter I didnt like the hire in the first place. If you want to continue this discussion we can do it in another thread.
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    My two cents is that Muschamp has been telling the OC's before Roper that "ok I want ground and pound for ball control and time of possession, only throw the ball when you have to." Now after 3 years in seeing that we aren't little Bama because we never had the OL to be lil' Bama, I think he finally realized that he not only needs to go to the spread but bringing in Roper and letting Roper have complete control of the O makes sense job security wise. So even though I have felt that it's been Muschamps offense for the last 3 years that now hopefully he leaves the offense alone and let Roper run with it. If not, we may have a coaching change come 2015.
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    He stated that he felt his players had Lost all confidence in pease ' s offense which was apparent, and that's why he made the change. So far so good, without even playing a game, reports are saying our guys are as confident as they have ever been. So it's working so far. You won't win much on this game without confidence.
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    Incredible that the position of "I'm really excited that our head coach is getting out of the way of our offense" is becoming popular...and yet its actually perfectly rational.

    While I agree with the sentiment, it doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies overall about our program.
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    Comprehension/Understanding of the situation is probably the most important thing. However, and I won't speak for others, but I'm not shocked by your post.
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    Yep, our HC sure is one unlucky dude to have diversity he couldn't overcome...

    Imo, we have been what Will wanted. Ball control and field position. Roper better be the change as I was tired of losing to UGA the first time around.
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    Not too surprising that people are looking for hope after last season. A new OC with a good track record, and an offense that fits our QB better gives them hope.
    Muschamp has been very consistent in wanting an offense that is balanced, multiple and makes the defense defend the whole field. 2012 is the only year he dictated the "ground and pound". He did it out of necessity due to massive holes in the offensve roster. And it worked.

    Moving to 2013, I am not sure how people confuse unprecedented levels of injuries with a coaching dictate of "ground and pound". While our starting QB sets career highs for attempts and yardage before he gets injured. Rational is not a word that describes that thought process.
    Whatever. "Warm and fuzzies" will come if/when the team consistently plays well and wins.
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