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This will be a inarticulate ramble... but after watching the likes of Neal and Keil I was thinking how do these kids get on the field...
The reason I think Carroll and Holtz were successful was that had NO FEAR in playing frosh and moreover simplifying offense sets for these kids to get on the field...
The issue I have always had w Kelly is that is Offense is not ND ready and if we are asking 18 year olds to make reads, and understand Defensive sets on what route to run or where to run the ball meaning reading the line scheme... maybe I am a dumb guy but here NEAL with your incredible determination and speed, see hole run... \
But I know everyone thinks BK is confident and he may have bravado but it takes real B(&& to make a commitment to FROSH QB, Freshmen backs etc... A coach that says we are going to build and I am not going to play the QB that can make all the reads with a weak arm but the young guy we can grow with.... that takes guts and thats what I would love to see...
If neal does not touch the ball 10 times a game on offense then he is an absolute control freak fool... the guy gets north and south fast sniffs the goal line and is a true game changer...
We have two QB that should realistically have a shot next year until they prove they CANT do it and I am ok with losses to grow as a program... Keil or Golson and BECOME a READ OPTION team and throw the ball 20 times a game... lets these guys run... that is what wins at ND... is he just false BK all fluff or does he have enough confidence to get the talent on the field... If your O is too complicated FREAKING dumb it down... get play makers with ball and you will win...
ok told you inarticulate
Neither Keil or Golson is a pure runner. I don't understand why it is so hard to understand that this is going to be a pass first offense when it is fully implemented. The read option will be used to 'keep them honest' only... we aren't going to be UofM where the most dangerous guy on our team is the QB who can run. Take a look at the QB's offered right now and you will see most are rated as 'Pro Style', not 'Dual'.
I absolutely agree with Neal... get this guy into the fold as quickly as possible. Touching it 10 times on offense? Probably not because we have a lot more guys in that position with experience to spread the touches around. Riddick looked nearly as dangerous in his HS films as Neal, and I really hope he pulls his head out of his a$$ and figures it out this year like Gray did last year.
But, it truly pains me to say this, to get any of the slot/RB/WR into the game, we need a QB who can make the appropriate read pre-snap. I am sorry to say that the only guy who could do that last season didn't have the physical skills to excel in this offense. I really hope that Golson has picked it up by this season, but Keil ran something similar in his HS and might be ready to go this year.
We dumbed down the offense last year to fit a QB who didn't fully fit the system, and we looked bad a lot of the times. I agree we need to get a QB in who can challenge the defense with his 'scrambling', but if they can't make the reads, then it will basically be robbing Peter to pay Paul.
+1 for you for your obvious passion. I agree that we can't spin our wheels in the same direction we did last year, I just don't expect that everything is going to fall into place if we get a 'running QB' back there.
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Well Golson and Keil can RUN and we need a QB that can RUN and Pass
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