Watching Oregon and Auburn's offense had led me to question why Michigan does not motion anyone before the snap. Now I am reading, from Brian, that MissSt also runs quite a bit of motion before the snap, which ties into their somewhat pistol offense.
When comparing the mis-direction and options available, as shown by Oregon and Auburn, and the stagnant backfield from Michigan, it seems as if there is opportunity there for us that we are not taking. If we are a team of smaller-sized speedsters, compared to the rest of the Big Ten (arguable), then why are we not taking advantage of this by getting that jump and throwing off the defense with mis-direction.
It seems to me that with only the zone read that good defenses can maintain assignment and contain us more so than if we use mis-direction and pre-snap motion.
Please someone smarter than me tell me why we do not do this...