I'm a Rodriguez supporter, but these are some issues I have with him:
1. Substitutions. For example, why not put Minor or Grady in there on 1st-and-goal against Illinois? If Minor was healthy enough to run on 4th down, he was healthy enough to run on 1st or 2nd or 3rd.
2. Designed runs for Forcier. Forcier isn't a talented runner. He is a talented scrambler. Calling running plays for him is ceding a big play that might happen with the ball in someone else's hands.
3. Insistence on playing Denard at QB. Denard should NEVER be allowed to pass downfield again this season. Bubble screens or quick hitches or sprint-outs? Maybe. But that kid can't stand in the pocket and read a defense. No way.
4. Insistence on throwing the ball. The strength of this offense is in its running game. Minor, Brown, Shaw, Grady, etc. should be fed the ball. Going 5-wide with a mediocre offensive line and a fidgety freshman QB is ridiculous. Play with a tight end and run up the middle. Run the stretch play. Run from the I-formation and get some play action passes.
There are more, but I have to get some work done.