First, let me say, I am far from an offensive coordinator. There are times when I cannot effectively coordinate a bowl of cereal. I am puzzled somewhat at times, however, as to how "predictable" that Michigan's offense seems to be. Don't get me wrong, I understand that the entire offense is one giant innovation, I am not critizing the offense, it is an incredibly effective offense given the right personnel. If ran correctly by a quarterback who understands the system, it looks like a nightmare to defend.
However, has anybody else found a surprising lack of imagination with regard to the overall offensive playcalling out of our base sets. There seems to be very little motion from wide receivers, no use of the wide receivers in the back field, scarse use of the backs in the flat, and really not much to threaten a defense on the outside. When Michigan got into the redzone against State, it looked as though State knew what was coming, and Michigan's attack was very vanilla, kind of a cooler looking version of Lloyd's "handoff-handoff-fade" that produced so many memorable field goals (and touchdowns-I understand that it can be all that is necessary if you have the superior personnel).
I guess from a coach that I look at as a true offensive innovator, I thought that there our offense would look a little more dynamic in terms of the number of threats we have on the field and the way/extent that they are utlized. It would seem that we have the offensive personnel to keep the defense guessing, but instead we are feeding them the answer. Has anybody else felt this way on occassion? Is there more to come in terms of offensive versatility?