ak47

February 1st, 2018 at 1:48 PM ^

I don't understand why we don't have a wr coach? Route running is a science, how are you not going to coach that? I know Harbuagh runs a more ground based attack. Has Harbuagh ever coached a team with an 1,000 yard wr in college? Andrew Luck only got Doug Baldwin to 800 yards 

maizenblue92

February 1st, 2018 at 2:42 PM ^

This is true. However, the lack of development of OSU receivers has, in the minds of OSU fans, cost them a playoff bid this year and played heavily into their depantsing against Clemson. If our goal is to win a national championship, every coach has to be great. If we just want to win the Big Ten, then it's fine.

ak47

February 1st, 2018 at 2:51 PM ^

Yeah and OSU has a bunch of 5 star wr's that can't get open against a physically overmatched brandon watson (he plays good technique, he isn't talented enough to really shut down an elite wr). My OSU friend complains constantly about the inability of OSU wr's to get open on their own.  

Just seems like a bit of a negative when your current philosophy can't turn one of the best wr classes in the country into a more productive unit than MSU's freshman and clearly failed in the development of two highly regarded wr's in Crawford and McDoom.

Trader Jack

February 1st, 2018 at 1:54 PM ^

I don't think three years of experience coaching at a small school with a terrible football program qualifies someone to be the WR coach at Michigan. We're also not talking about someone who had an extensive professional playing career. We saw how having a GA coach the WRs worked out last year. It wasn't good. 

Mr. Owl

February 1st, 2018 at 1:40 PM ^

At this point I wouldn't mind 2 WR coaches.  As we have seen, with an OL that needs to function as one unit it can be a bad thing to have multiple voices telling them how to do things.  With WR's if one can teach some routes and another teaches some others they might actually know how to run more than a couple routes.

Chipper1221

February 1st, 2018 at 1:49 PM ^

What if we had 2 QB coaches, 1 teaching them how to throw the ball and the other teaching them how to hand it off? Maybe even add a 3rd to teach them how to read a defense and make calls at the line. Or maybe go back to 2 coaches, 1 for physical mechanics and 1 for mental mechanics? Just spitballing here but I think this board is really onto something. 

MGoCarolinaBlue

February 1st, 2018 at 6:11 PM ^

The part that you pulled out of your ass is the inference of a causal relationship between having two coaches and the struggles of the OL.

You can say with certainty that they had two coaches. You can say with certainty that the OL struggled. You cannot say with certainty that the reason for the struggle was having two different OL coaches.

So yes, I am right. You did pull it out of your ass.

OwenGoBlue

February 1st, 2018 at 2:50 PM ^

Pep was previously a WR coach with the Jets and Stanford. He spends time with them individually, also with them when they're with QBs (just like Jedd prior). Harbaugh and others coach them up live and in film, too. 

It's like some of you think they're sending these dudes off to a separate field with a random grad student. 

DPJ's growth as the year went along was really encouraging and they were able to get Tarik Black contributing right away. Don't think this was/is a problem area. 

BlueMars24

February 1st, 2018 at 1:29 PM ^

And then never do it again. I get really annoyed at all the fans that don't watch the whole game. You only get 8 (or sometimes 6) times per year to watch them live. Why would you short change yourself??