Hunter Alumni here... We ran double tight ends quite often under Wes Wilcken and
I remember Pierce using the same formations while he was there too... Seems to
me that they lack someone who can run the ball like Hunter running backs have
been known to do...
It doesn't matter what offense you are running if your line doesn't block. From
what I saw it looked like they ran the same plays Hunter always runs they just
did it out of Shotgun instead of under center. So I think its crazy to think it
is the scheme. Hunter is also trying to two platoon with its guys and it is
helping the Defense out. The two best O-Lineman on the team play DL the entire
game for the Wolverines, if they end up on the offensive side of the ball it
would help immensely.Its the right decision to go 2 platoon the only
problem is depth. If you make the 2 big guys go both ways its going to be tough
on them. If the offense just keeps working and the D keeps balling out the
Wolverines are going to be legit.
Yes, Dale Sampson has been at PG for several years as head coach and about two
decades as defensive coordinator. As for the spread, it doesn't work
in a lot of places. It is the offense du jour at many schools. Parents seem to
like it because it's "exciting", my son can go out for a pass rather
than stock block etc. I think programs over time gain an identity.
Many youth coaches actually do the high school offense (like at Skyline and
Highland). Through years of repetition, the system is learned and mastered and a
confidence can grow in the system. I think there are some programs where the
spread suits the athletes in the system. I remember when Coach
Hamblin brought the west coast offense to East HS. Coach Hamblin is a very good
coach, now working at BYU, but the offense didn't fit and when East went back to
its power running attack the program has generally done well (last year aside).
Now lastly, I'll give Hunter one more pass. Layton was the first
game, PG is a good defensive team. But how many times has Hunter been shut out,
let alone two consecutive games?
Eagle, PG has had the same coach for years now. You really think the spread can
work everywhere but Hunter? wow relax buy a ticket watch the game and enjoy.
Coach Hamilton is a Veteran Coach Hunter is in good hands.
Last time I saw Hunter play Lone Peak in the playoffs where they made the
semi-finals, this was their formation for pretty much the whole second half and
three overtimes.One or two TE set with three running backs in the
backfield. So maybe they don't line up with exactly two TE's but the PRINCIPLE
is Hunter needs to get back to smash-mouth football!Another
question: when you don't score any points in two consecutive contests, does
anyone constitute an offensive threat? Coach Hamilton is a good
coach so I think he'll make some adjustments and/or the players will catch on.
His teams at Alta were defensive minded and Hunter's defense is very good. PG
is a solid team but a bit offensively challenged themselves over the years with
a long-time defensive coordinator now the head coach. I actually
expect Hunter to become a better football team, and it's not like Region 2 is a
juggernaut. But I doubt Hunter wins a playoff game and when they HS Insider
feel free to "scold" me again...okay dude!
When was the last time hunter used 2 tight ends on a consistent bases? NEVER!!!
if you are going to say what Hunter "needs" at least get the personnel
straight dude. Also, maybe next time you should watch the team
before you jump to conclusions. Hunter's 2 best offensive threats are receivers
Devonte Maez and Dimitri Saliba.Hunter is closer to being really
good than a lot of people could ever imagine.
Well for the boys, lets hope changes can be made. There is a lot of talent at
Hunter. Hopefully Les won't be stubborn on this.
Like I said before, I just don't think the spread will work at Hunter. That
offense needs two TE's, it's lineman's hands on the ground with their rears in
the air ready to fire off the ball and a hard-nosed running back with a tough
fullback in front of him leading him through the hole. That's Hunter football.
96 minutes of scoreless offense may suggest that this spread isn't working.
Sometimes you have to tailor an offense to the talents and mindsets of the
players. Hamilton is a very good coach and I would think changes will be in the
Receiver Skyler Munson for PG is a junior not a senior.