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I keep trying to think what next year's offense is going to look like. We now supposedly have four "running" QBs on campus. Well, four passers who are also very good runners. With Bell's lead on experience, I'm going to pencil him in as the starter. So with that in mind, what kind of an offense do you see us running? Is it going to be exactly like what we've had for the last six years with Sam and LJ? Will the Bell Dozer just get called and mass substitutions ensue? Or will it be a Tebow style offense with that crazy sand lot style zone read? Or the Vince Young / San Fran style zone read?
I just don't see Bell jukin and jivin like Johnny Hiesman. So his running skills don't look like they will compliment our existing offense. He will need something different right?
What will that be?
Have the coaches eluded to what changes we can expect?
I for one will be disappointed if Bell steps out there and runs the same brand of offense as LJ did. After all the beatings (Pat White, VY, TT, JH, RGIII, etc) I pray that our coaches have realized the advantages that style brings and the need for OU to adapt.
This post was edited by James Hale 17 months ago
I think next years offense will be interesting. I'm not sold on Bell as a passer, I just haven't seen him throw the ball that much. If he does win the QB competition, how bout we mirror K-State?
If Bell - He is a much better passer then Collin Klein. He has a very strong arm and has way better mechanics than Collin. Throws a nice deep ball and can throw the outs with velocity, but needs refinement on the touch passes. I doubt he would run (as planned runs) as many times...probably around 10 a game...but be highly effective. We might actually play under center some.
Depending on the new line coach, my guess is we have fairly tight splits for a spread offense, and that Blake is better suited to step UP into the pocket instead of trying to bust it outside or take the loss. He is big enough to play in a little congestion and take a few bumps without going down. With any kind of tight end play, he can step up and run over the middle when the middle lbs are tracking the tight end and outside backers vacate the area when chasing the wide-outs and Sterling.
This post was edited by OURover 17 months ago
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
If Bell really weighs 265 lbs, I'd say he ate himself out of a job.
At 6'6" 265 is not bad. He is very solid.
Plus 4.65/40. Not too shabby
I doubt we have any more QB runs next year than we did this year. We probably had 4-6 qb run plays a game this past season. I expect the same number of carries next year. More QB scrambles and less Bell dozer.
I wasn't implying Bell is out of shape, but he is not going to be the kind of nimble foot/speedy QB that can present a threat as a running QB.
He will be able to scramble, but he is not going break long runs. Hybl and Thompson both ran 4.6s in testing, but lacked lateral quickness. Bell is more Big Ben than Russell Wilson.
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