IMHO, the football team next year may be well-suited to employ a jet/fly or triple-shoot play-book given the group of players we currently have.
The Jet/Fly is a spread offense derivation that puts a slot-back in motion in many/most of its base plays. General principal: the slot runs along the line of scrimmage pre-snap at full speed before taking a hand-off from the QB and trucking upfield. The strategy behind the motion is it forces the defense to react, thereby exposing possible weaknesses for the QB to read and exploit. It thereby simultaneously creates a possibly strong matchup for the slot in motion, and moreover gives the QB a stronger shot to make a solid zone read. See generally, http://www.usafootball.com/articles/displayArticle/5818/5601.
The triple-shoot offense also employs this "jet" set of plays in its running base, and ultimately exploits aggressive defensive looks with several creative screens and posts in its passing base. See, http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/search/label/triple%20shoot at Smart Football.
With Michigan's group of slot-receiver/backs, especially looking at Shaw who saw time at RB last year but is set to play WR this year, and Tay Odoms, do any of MGoBlog's coaches in residence expect to see a lot of motion plays this season? Assuming you were given the driver's seat of the Michigan zone-read spread offense, what formula of plays do you hope to see Michigan running to best utilize its talent (noting we have an accurate but short rookie QB, an aggressive pro-style RB, a lack of true HR threat X receivers but several valid slot receivers)?
I speculate that we'll see a marked increase in motion-sets to exploit our RB/WR superbacks, and bootlegs: to exploit our QBs strengths (accuracy in space, ability to make plays with feet) while limiting his weaknesses (height, discomfort in pocket).
I also foresee a lot of Michigan's success next year resting on Minor/Brown's ability to successfully engage the DT or deathbacker. I think we'll see more passing looks to the HB next year, but it will require the HB to really sell the DT on a pass-block before getting open near the line of scrimmage.
I'm curious to read what your your thoughts are for U-M's offense next year from a strategic angle.