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A lot has been written regarding whether we get a new HC or not. If so, who that new head coach should be or not be.
I was just wondering what you would like to see in terms of an offensive style. We had great sucess with Malzahn's up-tempo offense, but our defense clearly struggled. I don't know whether the style of offense had anything to do with the struggles on defense, but many on this board have indicated that CGC believed it did and decided a change was necessary to improve the defense.
While some of the teams with recent sucess have utilizing a hurry-up offense (Clemson, Auburn 2010, Oregon) and others are moving that way with some sucess on the offensive side of the ball(Texas A&M, Ole Miss); it seems the teams with recent consistent sucess have utilized a pro-style offense (Alabama, LSU).
I am no expert on the game of football, I have never played organized football (it just wasn't available at my high school or college). I am asking the more experienced of you to weigh in on what you would like to see at Auburn. Hurry-up offenses are exciting to watch when they work well, like when Malzahn was calling plays in 2010 (and I don't think even then he was able to run his offense the way he really wanted to). But, I would rather win than be exciting and lose.
Read what DiNardo had to say about the spread...
Current BTN analyst and former LSU, Vanderbilt and Indiana coach Gerry DiNardo answers your questions...
Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
I posted before I read what he had to say. He really addressed the risk/danger to player factor. Not sure I totally understand all the risks to players. I understand the defense cannot sub much if at all and doesn't have time to get set, but exactly how this is a danger to the players that can't be overcome with preparation, I don't get.
This post was edited by Panhandle War E 18 months ago
Interesting comments, but with all due respect there's a reason Mr DiNardo and these other coaches answering questions are available right now to do so.
Coach DiNardo apparetly forgot Oklahoma won a NC with a spread offense. And despite the pressure Malzahn's HU/NH offense put on the defense, we won a NC. Last time I checked its pretty difficult to be more successful than winning the NC.
I kinda agree about the West Coast but most of the criticism of the spread and similar fast-paced offenses has to so with people stuck on the past, uncomfortable with how the game is changing.
Alabama delenda est.
This "player danger" stuff is complete BS, manufactured by Saban because his defense is better-designed to defend against traditional offenses. Don't take the bait.
LOL - but we aren't winning. I think PM's recent column about the spread sums up my opinion pretty well.
Auburn slows down to a crawl as spread offenses across the country pile up points and yards.
You grad, bro?
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