There has been a lot of talk lately regarding if and how Brady Hoke and Al Borges will incorporate spread concepts into the offense. What I want to know is just how practical is this, and how much of it can we expect? Obviously it would be foolish not to adjust at all, but if the coaches are (at least to my knowledge) unfamiliar with the spread, just how much adjusting should be done? Should we incorporate more 3 wide and one back sets, or even run a significant portion of the offense out of the shotgun, or would it be better to run more power sets, simply because that it what the coaches know how to teach?
Fitting scheme to players
If they don't incorporate some of the spread concepts and "coach to the strengths of the players" then the coaching staff would be committing the same "sin" that RR was criticized so much for, stubbornness
The spread isn't the only kind of offense that could use Denard's talents. Even Denard himself didn't run the spread in high school. You can incorporate a running QB in just about any base offense.
He said that they would be adapting the offense to the players we have, and mainly Denard. One thing I will say, is that so far, I've been impressed by the commitment to the program displayed by our players. We have a lot of talent coming back, and I'm excited for the future of this team.
I suggest checking out this thread: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/modern-offensive-football
I'm no football guru, at best I like to think of myself as a knowledgeable fan. I seems to me that there is a lot of thinking in blacks and whites, when offensives are built in much more grey areas.
Amen. Nobody does exactly the same thing even from year to year(except maybe that coach we just fired), offenses are constantly evolving to stay ahead of defenses & maximize available talent. Our should be no different.