HoosierCougar wrote:KingCoug wrote:Has BYU Hit Its Ceiling?
September 17, 2012
It’s also time for Mendenhall to start coaching the entire team and not just the defense. It’s time to start holding an offensive line coach and offensive coordinator accountable for performances like the one we witnessed on Saturday. It’s time to start developing quarterbacks so that you don’t have five-star quarterbacks leaving the program and four-star QBs languishing on the bench while a gutty, gritty, slot receiver plays the position.
First, I think Bronco identifies with Nelson. Both were shunned by BYU in favor of more talented players. Both showed the internal resolve and perseverance to right that situation (in their own minds, at least). Bronco beat BYU while playing at Oregon State. RN transferred to BYU and became the starter.
Second, Bronco has said on many occasions that he doesn't really know that much about offensive football, so he stays out of it. I always assumed it was part of his schtick, but Saturday night, I came to the realization that he may really not have a clue about a successful offensive performance. I believe he watched what unfolded in the game and thought "Wow! Utah's front 7 are executing at a very high level!" I don't believe he took the poor offensive performance in to consideration.
This is a glaring weakness. And if Bronco is really as oblivious to offense as he claims, what gives him the confidence to choose an offensive coaching staff? Focus on execution? We clearly aren't there yet. Even if our playbook has only 10 plays that we are going to execute with precision, we haven't done that in the Bronco era.
BTW, when other coaches are reviewing film, they'll come to the conclusion that they can put 2 guys on Hoffman, 2 guys on Friel and the rest in the box without threat of getting beat. OK, that part is TIC, but the rest is my honest opinion.
That said, if not Bronco, who? I know he's not reading the boards, but does he listen to his assistants? Do they have a voice? Can they say, "we aren't doing enough"? and have him listen to what more they can do?
Do you want to know another BYU coach who knew nothing about offensive football? Lavell Edwards. I listened to an interview with a former player once who said once in a game, Lavell was listening in on the sidelines to his offensive coaches with the offense and decided to make a suggestion on a play and it went something like "why don't you run that one play where you guys did this" Lavell knew nothing about offensive football, he was a defensive player who coached defense until he became the head coach. He also had a losing record against teams that won a lot. The funniest thing about all of the griping over the last couple of days is after the 1st 2 games of the year, I was hearing from the media about how creative and immaginative Doman's offense looked, now he sucks. What a turn around.