Before anyone gets the wrong impression, I pleased as punch with the Rodriguez hire. Love the guy, the system, the recruiting, even the accent. Here come's the but. But, he was my second choice during The Search, to Paul Johnson, then of Navy, now of Georgia Tech.
How do you think Johnson's triple option flexbone would have looked with Michigan's personnel last year? The idea of Minor, Brown, McGuffie and Shaw in twos threes and fours, with nary a Sheridan or Threet among them is a vision that taunted me occasionally last fall.
I'm no expert on blocking schemes, so I have no idea if there would have been any less early season ineptitude, but if they had improved as they did in the real 2008, how deadly could this offense have been by November?