I was writing (in a not very good article) about how Rodriguez had to invent/innovate a purpose and place for our above-average tight ends, whether it was because of landing Kevin Koger and promising to play him on offense in 2008, or just because we have good tight ends who can catch (sometimes).
It made me realize again why I want Rodriguez to succeed. The man is rewriting how college football is played with each new formation (the rise of the H-back in 2009) and innovation he throws on the field. It's been tempered in our case because he has to find a base first, but he's really an interesting and innovative mind to have on our side should he remain. I'm excited to see how our offense evolves over the course of this season—how he can get Gallon and TRob and Koger, and, shoot, Denard, more involved.
One of the strengths of his coaching resume is his ability to reinvent the attack, which is never something you could say about Lloyd, with all due respect to the man (and he probably wouldn't deny it).
P.S. I do not mean this as an attack against Lloyd, to anticipate the accusation. But I took someone's advice and tracked down the games on Hulu and watched our comeback against Minnesota in 2003, and it was funny how even the announcers knew that at the time we had no mid-range passing game. It was either screens or bombs—until the second half, of course ;).