complete crap. So average that out and you get a soft move the ball between the 20's, can't score in the redzone against high quality defenses, spastic offense. So much of the same except the team may throw passes with lineman down field more.
I think the author didn't get to pick the headline, because in the article he talks about incorporating RPOs (which is correct, it's a play, not an offense).
I watched as many of the Memphis series as I could stomach a few days ago. Long's offense seems to come in three version - soft, extra soft and super soft. Kellylovers are gonna dig the shit out of it.
Houston had the #2 rush defense in the country at the time and had just shut down the Heisman trophy winner. I get that it's not power football and he might suck here, but that game is not a great example of soft and super soft. They pretty much kicked Houston's ass on the ground and in the air.
Clemson, Bama or OSU? Even if the talent was equal?
Do you think Bama's safety wouldn't have covered that WR correctly?
Houston ended up at #13 when it was all said and done, but against the better part of their schedule, the defense looked decent, not great. Hell, they gave up 46 to Navy.
This is why looking at these rankings in isolation can be problematic. Even adjusting them for SOS is still not perfect. Football is about matchups, which is why it's been harder to quantify this stuff versus baseball, etc.
I'm sure this offense will be fine against Miami (OH), Temple, etc.
I suspect Georgia, USC and Stanford, would piss all over it.
shit against top teams, particularly utilizing the type of talent that ND typically attracts. And Houston was vastly overrated. I'm happy they had the number 2 rush defense playing that tough Big East (or whatever the fuck it's now called) schedule. I'm sure you disagree but I no longer care to argue about this stuff.
is "will that type of a system consistently work against the better teams that we play?"
I think that the answer is "no."
I've seen it at the high school level the past few years. Not a big fan.