I figured I would try and start a thread that had nothing to do with predicting how long until RR was gone, how stupid Dantonio and his players are, or when Jesus would be the coach at ND. So, here it goes. Last night, I was sitting around watching NFL Live. Even though I cannot stand Trent Dilfer or Tim Hasselback, they were discussing the resurgence of Vince Young and the increasing use of the spread offense in the NFL. It got me wondering, what does this mean for Michigan? One stat that blew my mind was that in 2003 32% of passes were thrown from the Shotgun and today over 52% are being thrown from the shotgun. One of the key points that they made was that, this is what that the newer quarterbacks in the league were more comfortable with the spread and shotgun coming out of college, they even used Dennis Dixon's zone read run that he took for a TD against Baltimore, on Sunday night, as an example. This got me more excited for our program than I already am.
RR came into M with the reputation of running a run-first zone-read offense. However, we all saw with Tate, that RR has the ability to throw the ball and get it out into space with his WR's. With DG coming in and this new found fad in the NFL of running spread what do you all think this does for recruiting/our program over the next few years, now that kids see that, the spread isn't just a gimmick offense used at the college ranks?
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