@PendergastBYU was the first school---in college---to successful
implement the West Coast offense. Bill Walsh created the West Coast offense when
he was in the NFL, with the Bengals.....but didn't accomplish anything
spectacular with it when at Stanford (he only coached there for two years, as
I'm sure you know).To say Lavell didn't innovate anything
by simply modifying Walsh's system is like saying Steve Jobs didn't
innovate anything by simply modifying the already invented cell phone. It just
doesn't give credit where credit is due.
@pendergastCheck the NCAA passing record books, and for that matter
check the comments from....oh....just about every coach in modern NCAA history,
what BYU did CHANGED college football, I really don't think the seldom used
shovel pass changed football. I do enjoy ridiculousness from utah "fans"
like yourself though.
to I-am-ICombine numbers? Really? Shouldn't you go by players
actually drafted or even better those on NFL rosters?Big 10 players
are great if you want to play Bill Parcells ball circa 1987.
to DuckhunterLavell was just expediting concepts introduced by Paul
Brown & Bill Walsh (then at Stanford).The only innovative thing
byu has done was Bronko's silly 3-3-5 defense and that was done when he was
at Oregon St What about the shovel pass developed by Jack Curtice
at... wait for it.. Utah in the 50's.
Up tempo is super fun to watch. LT was fun last year with theirs. With the
right coaches, you can make it work.
@pendergastLOL at you trying to "teach" BYU fans about
"innovation". BYU literally changed college football with their
innovation.utah "fans", making ridiculous comments at all
to xertI don't about the nictator not shedding a tear.
I've heard he can't sell his palatial lakefront estate in Georgia.
I see both sides of the argument and I'm not really partial to either.
I'm just left thinking would the game clock stop for this 15 seconds?
Anyway they do it would kind of suck. Also the SEC doesn't have superior
athletes. Look at the NFL combine numbers the big ten is has the best athletes.
The SEC had a culture of winning and better coaches.
Its not Bama that has issues. Its Stanford. The refs deliberately
slowed down the Ducks last year in Eugene v Stanford. Mind you I thought
it'd be Ducks & Tide for the BCS Title.Any time the B12
& P12 get together in a bowl game is a good thing.The Pac12 will
be interesting this yr w/ Chip Kelly gone plus Cal & The Utes picking up the
pace... see Byu fans.. the Pac12 is all about innovation whether its academics,
Student body left (USC back in the day) or the Ducks now. Go Utes!
#1--I doubt that Nick Saban is crying over much of anything.#2--If Harmon
wants to supress his own tears of laughter, he might want to take a look at last
years championship game. #3--If Alabama decides that they need to become
leaner and meaner, I would imagine they will go out and recruit about seven or
eight lean and mean 5 star athletes. Yawn.
I like up-tempo football. It is much more exciting. Not that football's not
already exciting, but it adds to it when the offense can just get right back in
formation and snap the ball within a few seconds.
Guerrilla warfare, you mean?
"But you see, this is evolution of football. Those who can’t play
elephants right and elephants left spread it out, go quick and fast and hike the
ball as quickly as possible."--------------------It's the same type of "evolution" in all types of combat.I remember well how the depictions of American fighters in the
Revolutionary War were credited with coming up with some of the first
hit-and-run "gorilla warfare" tactics in their fighting with the
rank-and-file "redcoats". Very effective when engaged in a war with an
enemy with superior arms and, often, greater numbers. Especially when it's
done on your home turf in an insurgency environment.So, if quick,
smaller, less powerful player and rapid down-to-down action trumps the bigger,
more powerful player and slower down-to-down, then so be it.Let them
play as is.
And if BYU and Coach Anae can somehow make it work without so called "well
conditioned and freakishly athletic players" well then, what a beautiful
thing that will be!!! Miracles do happen I believe! And frankly, I can't
wait to see how this year's offense at BYU turns out. Hopefully they
won't disappoint and will give us a nice surprise. This is the perfect
year and perfect schedule to prove and show the college football world that
we're a legit and worthy opponent against the nations elite How I long for
that reality to happen soon!Go Cougars! And good luck to the Utes
If Alabama and the other big time programs succeed in getting the delay rule
implemented than NCAA football is over and becomes just another fake sport just
like the NBA has become. Might as well watch pro wrasslin', it will be
more authentic.Given how corrupt the NCAA has become, I give this
rule at least a 50/50 chance of passing. Money rules in life and money rules in
college football - fairness ain't got nothin' to do with it!
I like the uptempo game. Keep the action going - fewer time outs and delays
help to keep the game exciting.It's cry babies whinning that
since they can't win an uptempo game we need to change the rules for them.
First, let me say this.... I hate Alabama.... not the state.... not even the
team, just the fans. If you have not had the pleasure of attending a game with
this crowd.... pass on it. It isn't worth it. So all that said...I agree with the principle of protecting the up tempo game. I loved
watching Oregon football.... it brought a new twist to the game. But I think
the portrayal of Saban to be a bit far reaching. His team is hardly elephants
to the right.... yada yada yada..... he players are fast, extremely fast.
They are having no issues keeping up with the pace of the game. Add to that the
fact that just about every Alabama game is televised with the requisite TV time
outs.The line is the only position where there is contact every
single play.. If you increase the number of instances of impact, and reduce the
recovery time, these players will wear faster. So I will grant him
it does increase wear and tear on these guys - much more so than other
positions. But at the end of the day, its about winning, and Saban has no
Up tempo football requires supremely well conditioned and freakishly athletic
players.Two characteristics that have traditionally been in short
supply at BYU.Anae is not going to turn that tradition around in one
short off season.
Stop your crying. If you don't like it, be better on defense, force a 3 and
out. If an offense is good enough to be picking up first downs and
yardage fast, good for them. If you choose to have huge defensive
lineman that can't keep up, tough. A coach can decide what he
wants his defensive line to look like. Anything to win baby.
That's all that matters.