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  1. We had very good receivers too which just goes to show the conservative nature of the offense and the lack of development in Shough.
  2. Herbert is a special talent, the fact that Oregon couldn't max his talent out is an indictment of the scheme and the coaching. You can blame the receivers all you want but I'd take a great QB over great receivers any day of the week. QB Coaches John Beck & Pep Hamilton, and OC Shane Steichen get a ton of credit for getting the most out of Herbert. If Shough goes off at Texas Tech, that will be another indicator of lackluster coaching.
  3. We have the talent but the player development and schemes on the offensive side of the ball are lacking. I'll give Moorhead a mulligan for this year but he's got a lot to prove next year. If the defense is not dominant, then we won't win the south. For better or for worse, we're a defensive oriented program under MC.
  4. This team would have been a juggernaut from day one had it not struggled with injuries and Covid. It only took 10 games for the pre-season starting lineup to gel.
  5. There's a big question mark whether the coaches can actually develop QBs. They didn't max out Herbert's talent and Shough was a blue chip recruit in his third year with the program and got worse as the season progressed. If Shough tears it up at TT then that will be an indication of poor coaching.
  6. Definitely concerned about the offense and the QB development. I didn't see too much of a difference in the offense under Moorhead. Some cute trickery off play action and running the QB were added but still way too much power pistol for me. We've got weapons galore at wideout this year and we should be throwing the ball a ton. If the coaches are intent to run the football first and foremost with the pistol then pair the RB with the most explosive athlete at QB who scares the D with his legs. I really hope Moorhead has complete autonomy.
  7. I never really saw Barner as a power runner at all. He's not that big, about 195#. He was very quick, though. His production was due to Chip Kelly's blur offense and Mariota's elite athleticism. Barner wouldn't come close to his production under Kelly in the current scheme IMO. Shough has all the tools. I question his development under the coaching staff. I think he's a better player than what he's shown on the field.
  8. Need to be a lot more efficient on offense today to win. We're still trying to figure things out. Richardson really needs to step up. I would like to see us attack the rim a bit more and get to the foul line.
  9. Brown is a very average QB IMO. He's more of a stopgap solution in the short run. The bigger concern I have is the development of the QBs post-Helfrich and the offensive scheme. Herbert was way under-utilized in this golden era of passing. JoMo wants to run the QB more, which is fine, but is Butters that type of QB? If that's the direction we're going to head then having an uber athletic QB that scares the D is necessary. I don't believe Brown is that guy due to his knee injuries. Robby Ashford is definitely that guy. His athletic ability is off the charts and he would turbo charge the running game and create more explosion plays. I'm not advocating to run the QB more but if that's what the staff wants to do then get a guy like Colin Kaepernick or Lamar Jackson at QB. My preference is to lean on the pass more. Attack teams horizontally and vertically. Use all the skill players as receivers. Butters would be a better fit in that type of system. Thompson might be that guy too. I just don't see us going in that direction offensively. We're stuck with the pistol for better or worse.
  10. Adrian Jackson might be the most explosive athlete on the D. He can cover and blitz. If he's healthy, I think he gets a good shot at the spot. I would really like to see him finish his career on a high note. DL: Swinson, Dorlus or Williams NT: Popo Joker: KT Sam: Jackson Will: Sewell Mike: ISM or Flowe CB: Wright, Manning or James FS: McKinley SS: Hill
  11. I wouldn't be surprised if he excels at another school like Brian Bennett did at SE Louisiana.
  12. Loved this article. I can see KT and Sewell thriving in this scheme.
  13. It's worth noting that both Clemens and Herbert played in multiple offenses. Clemens started off in Tedford's offense, then Ludwig's, and finally Crowton's spread. Chip Kelly was hired after Crowton. Herbert played in Helfrich's version of Chip's offense, Taggart's Gulf Coast, and Arroyo's pistol based scheme. Clemens benefited immensely from Crowton's scheme. The last two schemes Herbert played in did not come close to exploiting his passing ability.
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