I found these remarks interesting, as we continue the war on semantics: spread vs. manball.
With Keith Price at QB Washington ran pretty much a spread offense with a ton of zone read.
According to Sarkisian, USC will be instituting a more up-tempo, no huddle, but pro-style offense:
Sarkisian says there are some similarities in the offense he runs and that which Drevno is accustomed to with the 49ers.
"We're similar in a lot of the different schemes that we run," Sarkisian said. "(The 49ers are) a power running team, we love to run the power play. They love to run the counter. We love to run the counter.
"I think both of us, over the last couple of years, have invested time into sprinkling the zone read in as part of your offense to make the defenses defend the quarterback and to defend the shotgun runs, the pistols runs which is an area that we invested in the last couple of years. The difference was our tempo this year that we used at Washington as opposed to what they've done with the 49ers."
I know this is of interest to many here.
According to 24/7, Minnesota commit RB Jeff Jones will officially visit Michigan on the weekend of January 31. He will take an official visit to Florida the weekend prior. We will be his last visit before Signing Day. Thoughts?
Per CBS Sports:
" Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich will meet with Petrino's agent on Wednesday night to finalize the contract details and the school plans on introducing Petrino on Thursday. Yahoo also reports taht the Louisville Athletic Association's personal committee has called a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday to discuss a personnel matter, and it's there that the committed is expected to approve Petrino's contract."
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I'll spare you my position by position optimism; I'm just curious if anyone else believes that Michigan can duplicate Auburn's success this season.
I'll only add this: The interior o-line will be better, as will Green and Smith. Also, If I were a betting man, I'd bet on Devin Gardner showing what a Michigan QB is made out of next season. He won't leave this university with the legacy of being the starting QB for a team that lost at least 5 games three seasons in a row. As for the defense, like the offensive line, I believe they go into even the offseason conditoning pissed off, and with a larger than average chip on their shoulders. To me this is the recipe of a major bounce back season; whether it's as big of a turn around as Auburn's remains to be seen.