Posted by Big Ron on January 06, 20 at 16:12:15:
In Reply to: Here is what you said: posted by cudevil on January 06, 20 at 09:52:52:
First we are arguing over a scheme that we both agree will not be the base offense. But you like to nitpick my posts, so letís play some more.
My comment was not limited just the additions of this recruiting class. If you look at the overall roster, ASU is currently faced with starting a relatively small sophomore line next year. These guys are not going to excel at gap blocking. They are not going to power block. The spread counters these weaknesses with wide line splits to form natural running lanes. It also spreads the edge rushers far from the QB and gives him more time and simplifies blocking with zone schemes. Therefore, a spread would be the best use of current available Sun Imp linemen.
In addition to the great recruits, returning receivers include Darby, Pearsall, Park, Pierce, Porter, Hodges, among others. One thing a HC needs to do to win in college ball is to get the best roster talent on the field. The strength of this team is the receiving corp. So going to a scheme that fields as many possible would seem reasonable.
Finally, going to a spread would be easier than converting to the Koetter offense. Koetter ran 4 big tall tackles and Mike Pollak at center for max pass protection. I donít see a 6-8 Carnahan, 6-7 Zack Krula, 6-7 Julius Orieukwu or 6-5 330 lb Paul Fanaika on this roster. BTW, all these guys were all drafted.
Andrew Walter would have been been killed behind todayís line waiting to Koetterís pass patterns to open up.
So yep, I still think this squad could run a spread. But I think Edwards will end up running something that more closely resembles a Rick Neuheisel pistol offense.
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