So while watching every offensive play of the Notre Dame game on youtube, something hit me. Rich Rod said awhile back a quote that I've always liked, that this "wasn't his first rodeo." It's a classic, simple Rich Rod quote, but I think it's pretty telling. It conveys both experience and confidence, but in the standard "aw shucks" RR way. The point of my post is as follows:
What new wrinkles has Rich Rod been holding in the bag that can we expect to see soon (possibly against lil brother)? As we unveil new things, defenses have the ability to study and gameplan against it. But as RR says, this isn't his first rodeo, and there are lots of things he's done in the past that he's yet to do here. More specifically, he's brought his offense to the Big East, and then saw how the defenses reacted to this "new" offense, and then obviously (due to his success) gameplanned to beat any and all adjustment. The Big Ten coaches are seeing for the first time a RR offense at full power due to the Denarding, and will adjust accordingly, but RR has gone through this progression before and will know whats coming, right? Am I way off on this? Is there any merit to the thought that he's been there and done that and that for the most part he knows what teams are going to do (at least in the near future) and thus knows what to do to beat it (since he's done it already in the Big East?)?
To the more football savvy MGoUser, what can we expect as we go forward?
When will we break out deep balls, if ever? I'm not familiar with what RR did with Chris Henry at WVU, but Stonum has to have the ability to do the same, right?
When will the slot be motioning into the backfield? Is there a reason we haven't seen this yet?
Will I ever run out of questions? yes.