Like many of you, my biggest concern with this transition is that we will go backwards on offense for several years while Hoke and Borges get "their guys". I am only slightly reassured when I hear Hoke say Denard can be his quarterback, because Borges has never had a running QB.
Can the coaches out there tell me if this would be a realistic approach? Could Borges sit down with the offensive team and tell them that they would build the play book together? Let Denard and co. put in one play from the current play book and teach Borges how it works and then Borges could put in one of his own and teach them how it works.
It seems to me this approach would have several advantages:
- Smoother the transition for the players
- Shortened learning curve.
- It would limit transfers.
- Contribute new ideas to Borges' playbook.
- Potentially maintain a somewhat explosive offense.
Over the next few seasons, Borges could remove the plays he didn't like, as the current roster graduates, and keep the ones that worked in his system.
Is this realistic?