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Most of the changes that have been made were changes that people on this board have been asking for since the KSU loss.
1. Run the ball more - limit the possibility for LJ's mistakes
2. Start DD Williams
3. Give Millard more touches
4. Figure out something else at MLB
Lots of changes made between the KSU loss and the TT win. It seems to be working. Great job coaches...all of you.
This post was edited by Pontius Pilate 18 months ago
I would say the coaches are after reading #1. I would bet they feel they maximized his effectiveness and better utilized his talents by getting the right supporting personnel on the field, calling more and effective running plays that would help any QB be more successful not to mention boost the defense. Also hear reports of players getting in to break down game film more often and it shows! Kind of shocked that this has not always been the case.
Don't kid yourself.
l. It was the work of the coaches and players that made the run game a success.
2. They knew how good Willaims was long before we did. (like when they spent long
days and late nights recruiting him.
3. Finding a mix of Millard's blocking skills, receiving skills and running skills was a
work of genius. Nothing we figured out.
4. Your 4th comment probably doesn't deserve a response. Wort had a great game,
including two hits for caused fumbles and one recovery which was taken away on
the review. They have been able to develope the skills of a great backup and possible
a future star.
Sorry\, we certainly don't know more than the coaches.
Prepare to be attacked for even suggesting such.
Which poster-coach was it that suggested we make it a practice not to turn over the ball with the game still in doubt (which is the reason we lost to KSU)? Whoever it was is truly a football genius.
Most teams take a while to implement their full offense, especially when they've got a slew of new players. If you show everything you've got early in the season, you lose the element of surprise.
But if you get a tingle believing you and the other "coaches" on this board led the way to the Sooners turning the corner, don't let me rain on your delusion.
“When most people say they are being 'realistic,' they delude themselves; they are simply being negative.” —Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
I definitely do not think that the fans know more than the coaches. There are always a lot of solutions provided by the fans, some of them are good, and some are crazy ... that is half the fun of being a fan. However, the coaches know their personnel, understand their respective ability to absorb game-plans, handle adversity, injuries, etc., all of which impact game-plans and execution.
That said, I am not sure the coaches, particularly on O, had a full understanding of their strengths and weaknesses prior to playing KSU. That is somewhat understandable because of the strength of schedule to that point, the tremendous number of new players and/or reshuffled players, and the early off-week. The strength of schedule lead to vanilla game-plans. Multiple new/reshuffled players lead to poor execution, which was exasperated by the early off-week. Off-week's can be great for execution when you know what you need to improve on ... clearly the post-KSU off-week was helpful. In short, I think we are seeing the product of natural recalibration that happens as the coaches and players learn more about their strengths and weaknesses.
This post was edited by AdamsHall 18 months ago
If any of us were as smart as the coaches we would be coaching at a big time program and not be on this board.
"With Nebraska trying to leave, we felt like we needed to send them out with a loss, and we did." -Ryan Broyles-
Sweet Jesus, this board has no sense of humor.
...and to answer one of the questions, I'd rather be doing what I'm doing in my professional life, than coaching football at any level.
Also, just because someone hasn't had the opportunity, doesn't mean they don't have the capacity. There are some very short-sighted and narrow-minded mofos on this board.
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon
While this is a popular statement, it is mostly a myth.
Coaches in today's game are mostly ex-college players, who either did not go on to be pros or got into coaching after their playing days were over. They are given their break into the coaching ranks as a GA for their school, or they have a personal relationship with another coach. There are thousands of college graduates who might have wanted to coach but weren't athletic enough to play on a college team. Thus, they never had the chance to get that foot in the door.
College football is who you know. OU has the perfect example, aside from an education, what made Bruce Kittle more qualified than a person with football knowledge from this board? He had a personal relationship w Stoops.
Others just didn't have the chance to go to school in the first place, due to a variety of reasons. And yet others are doctors, lawyers etc..
While most don't know every facet of a Div 1 college game, people who have been around the game know football.
While it easier to say, "If you were that smart you'd be coaching OU", that's just not the case.
I'm a real adult fan, not like all you other spoiled babies. You don't know anything about me, but I can make wild accusations about you.
Well said. Professional desire should also be mentioned. Personally, I have no desire to be a football coach. And, to be fair , there are a ton more thousandaires in that profession than there are millionaires. Also, I'm pretty sure I could match wits with any of the coaches on our staff and come out ahead. I've heard them all speak at one time or another.
Really? Serious question?
By you even posting this question, obviously means that you think you are (smarter or as smart as the coaches). And I'm sure there are some idiots on this board who think they are too because they played football at Anadarko HS or where ever!
Pilate, I'm sure you know much more about your profession (whatever that may be) than any of the coaches...but I doubt very seriously you could match "wits" with any of the coaches when it comes to anything football related. You must have a very special job for you not to want to coach football or other sports. What are you, the tooth fairy or something??
It's not a matter of who is smarter. The question is "are the coaches perfect?"
Are there things the public can be right on that the coaches aren't?
Having inside information is a double edged sword. Yes, it helps them in most cases, but it can also make it hard to see certain things in perspective, you can be too close to the trees to see the forest. Happens to everyone. Coaches aren't excluded from that.
Bottom line is that the complaints from many posters turned out to be correct. They did what fans were shouting about, and the result was obvious! I just wish it wouldn't take a loss like the KSU game for it to happen. :-/
But, at the end of the day, they made the changes, and we are a different team!
Things are rarely perfect or totally bad.
Reality=closer to the middle.
Never as bad as it seems, never as good as it seems.
That is like saying are we as smart as Warren Buffet because we say he should diversify his portfolio and he happens to do that and increases his net worth. Obvious strategy is one thing, specific strategy and tactics within a highly competitive, fluid, complex, rapidly changing and unpredictable environment is a 'nother story.
One of the biggest epic fails of a post ever posted.
I guess if they had just played LJ under center more and thrown to the TE we could have scored 85.
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