CorkyCole

February 17th, 2016 at 2:36 PM ^

No offense, but I'm anxiously awaiting the time when these comments start getting negged until either they stop or move to some unknown spectrum in the mgoblogosphere which I hope to never discover. Getting old.

Now neg away homies. I CAN TAKE IT. I'M A MAN. I'M NEARLY 31.

Truthbtold

February 18th, 2016 at 1:56 AM ^

UM WILL HAVE TWO OF THE BIGGEST WHINNER, CRY BABY, MY PUSSY HURTS COACHES IN THE COUNTRY IN THE SAME ROOM. BRILES AND CRAZY JIM. COACHES OF THE 2 TEAMS THAT ALMOST COULD. ALMOST.

BUT HEY, SHOULD BE SOME EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO POUT OFFERED BY THOSE TWO. I MEAN WORLD CLASS.

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Lie-Cheat-Steal

February 17th, 2016 at 1:25 PM ^

Loves competition, but loves the game even more. Bring in the best coaching minds in football to learn from and collaborate with. No politics..but DC could take a few lessons from Harbaugh on leadership and collaboration.

Tater

February 17th, 2016 at 2:24 PM ^

Harbaugh runs a pro-style offense, but he is not above using spread elements within his system.  He has already showed that he is not afraid to learn and assimlate from other coaches.  Anything he can pick up from Briles to amalgamate into his system is a plus.

Briles is a lot like Harbaugh in a way.  He is a builder who can relate to his players.  Most of all, he's not afriad to ruffle a few feathers.  This is a great move by Harbaugh.  

Lie-Cheat-Steal

February 17th, 2016 at 1:33 PM ^

And while I think Harbaugh is always looking for the competitive edge, I truly believe he enjoys the community aspect of football and building relationships based on respect for and knowledge of the game. Briles is widely recognized as an offensive innovator/genius and I think Harbaugh and staff will enjoy learning about and from a philosophy that is successful and very different then their own.

As much shit as Saban gets, he has historically been a great collaborator, bringing in minds to consult with and discuss philosophies. That is how he hired kiffin despite all the personality red flags.

Leaders And Best

February 17th, 2016 at 1:31 PM ^

And kudos to Briles for accepting the invitation. I wasn't a big fan of him personally after how he handled the sexual assault allegations at Baylor, but this is filed in the plus column for him.

amedema

February 17th, 2016 at 1:30 PM ^

I hope they get to talk about their diametrically opposed offensive philosophies. And then steals a little of that Baylor spread attach to kill MSU with. 

APBlue

February 17th, 2016 at 1:32 PM ^

John Harbaugh, Frank Beamer, Mike Martz, Art Briles, is a damn impressive list so far.  I think it's awesome that he wants to bring in guys like this to educate high school coaches.  

Briles especially, having worked his way up from HS coach to P5 Head Coach, must relate to these guys that will be in attendance.  

Go Blue!

HimJarbaugh

February 17th, 2016 at 2:11 PM ^

His coaching job prior to their bowl game against UNC was incredible. To go from an air raid offense to rushing for 600+ yards in less than a month after all their QBs got hurt is about as impressive as it gets.

Amaizing Blue

February 17th, 2016 at 2:24 PM ^

Next year, he'll come out with two tight ends and a fullhouse-T backfield with that huge guy they have lined up as a fullback.  "Smashmouth Art" will be his new nickname.

Michigan4Life

February 17th, 2016 at 2:53 PM ^

I have talked to a former Baylor coach about the offense philosophy. It's very interesting. They basically tell the WRs not to put forth effort if the play doesn't call for them to get the ball. It's basically zone read mixed with 2 man routes. You'd think it'd be easy to defend it yet Baylor is putting up 600 yards and 60 pts a game....

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Michigan4Life

February 17th, 2016 at 10:30 PM ^

They want the WRs fresh because of tempo and sheer number of plays they will run in a game. Limited route trees is part of the reason why they recruit fast WRs.

The less they think on the field, the faster they'll play after snap.

I believe Baylor is the only one who averaged 200 rushing yards and 300 passing yards. They simply call for pass/run check based on the numbers in the box and if there's 6 or less, it's an automatic run. 7 or more, automatic pass. Simply double covering WRs isn't possible because of the formation. The WRs lines up outside of the numbers so simply calling for zone coverage is useless and CBs are left on an island all by themselves with no help over the top.

Mr. Yost

February 17th, 2016 at 3:12 PM ^

How to run the ball with QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs and any other position you'd like to use...presented by Art Briles.

Maybe he can give a few plays on how we can use Peppers on offense?

Wolfman

February 17th, 2016 at 7:14 PM ^

Only surpemely confident coaches do this. And it is beneficial. If you don't wish to adapt any philopophies of other coaches, you will certainly learn why they run what they do, types of changes that come with injuries, etc., and if nothing more, you have to go away with a better understanding of how to stop them if you should meet on the field. Win-win, but like I said, confident coaches do this.

Big XII  and other P5 coaches participating in these clinics is just another slap in the face to SEC coaches who hate the idea of anything weakening  their advantages. I can think of nothing better than a free flowing exchanges of philosophies between the recognized greats of the game. Just given who they are, the type of competition they've faced through the years, etc., and the way they approach defending and attacking certain teams, men of this caliber cannot help but leave that clinic without something gained. Show me a coach who has nothing to learn, and I'll show you a coach who is ready for retirement.

I can remember getting out on the field with Dave Taylor, former coach of the Big Reds from Muskegon. We had a bet - maybe a beer - based on his ridiculous notion a pitch could be delivered quicker with the qb completing a pivot instead of what I knew to be the quicker, direct snap and pitch by merely leading with leg in direction of sweep. Stop watches and all. Okay, so I bought him a beer. But I learned something.

 

TheReal_GR3

February 17th, 2016 at 5:47 PM ^

I think Art Briles is one of the best offensive minds in all of football. He has consistently shown he will change his offense based on the type of players he has. He doesn't just run a spread offense with quick passes on screens, he has shown he will run a lot of slants and quick passes with Griffin, then an offense based around the deep ball with Bryce Petty and didn't miss a beat moving to a young QB to start the season and then after more injuries he changed everything... He moved to an option run offense that posted 645 rushing yards!!! 

645!!!! and 7 TD's 

I love having a different system coming in. 

 

Bubba

February 17th, 2016 at 7:53 PM ^

The "Harbaugh genius" replies here are a circle jerk. Briles is a POS and this thread is proof that we endorse anything Harbaugh, regardless of content. (Let then down votes flow)