The difference between this year and last year is that we have a QB that is comfortable running the Spread option read (sor). Last year we didnt have a qb that was comfortable. I personally believe that this offense isnt all that hard to understand on paper. From my understanding of the sor at the line of scrimmage you 1-look at the formation of the defense and decide if there is enough space in it to make a throw to a receiver/rb in space, 2-if there isnt going to be space in the formation then run an option read 3-hike the ball and read the crashing DE and either hand it off or keep it. I dont think this offense is schematically difficult to grasp. The difficulty with this offense is making that read on the DE. Last year our QBs could not consistently make the read. It takes a lot of time getting comfortable with this read and Tate has been doing this for years in highschool.
I think RR was right when he said any QB could be successful in this offense. They have to be able to make the read or the offense will not go. There were several times last year where the very athletically Navarre like Steven Threet was executing all 3 of those steps resulting in large chunks of yardage.
I also think a good defense is always led by a good offense. If we can hold onto the ball and maintain long drives this will allow our defense rest resulting in better execution when they are playing.
What do you all think?