Mountainman wrote:Spence wrote:Georgia is doing their part in sending the B12 into the Stone Age.
Hopefully the ‘The Spread is Dead’........ and hopefully the Big XII realizes that and gets back to playing football, where defense and special teams and running the football matter, and thus the era of ‘Basketball on Grass’ will take its appropriate place in the ‘Graveyard of Innovative Gimmickry’ right beside the Wishbone.
Those offenses work when there is only a few teams that run them so it is an oddity to game plan for them. When everyone is running it, it is harder. Oklahoma and Texas are putting a priority on defense. Everyone will follow them. The offense Oklahoma uses isn't bad, but defense can't be an after thought if you want to win. Too many times that team's defense puts the offense in a position where it can't fully function.
Michigan, even with Patterson not hitting wide open receivers, hung with Bama when their defensive line was playing good in the first half. When Alabama started exploiting their linebackers they didn't make adjustments and the worm turned. Even if Alabama isn't as strong as usual they still have outstanding coaching who now how to make game adjustments. That has been an issue for Michigan during the whole Harbaugh era. Don Brown is a very good coach, but he needs to not be so rigid in his plan and allow for adjustments.