Understood, but would you not agree that we looked better the more we went back to base Coryell this season?
because of who was running the offense (as in chud), not because of the scheme itself.
chud has no experience running the read option beyond what he did here. his problem was that he tried marrying the coryell to the read option, but he ended up making the offense predictable.
just like i said earlier, the offense became predictable. defenses knew we were going to run because we were in a read option formation. defenses knew we were going to pass because we weren't in the read option.
his mindset on how to run it was all screwed up. it was a shiny toy that he didn't think to ask instructions on how to operate. if your mindset is that it's just another running scheme, then you treat it like one. you make the defense respect it and expect it and then you start misleading them....you know, use play action and stuff. treat it like you would any running scheme or plays.
he should have run more traditional plays out of the read option formations and ran more out of more traditional formations.
or talked to someone like kelly who is a guru, or even read his playbook, which is online, btw, and very interesting to read. find out how to run it before you try to run it.
i said over and over, tho, that chud's offense had been as predictable as davidson's. sure, his playbook was more intricate than davidson's 5 page coloring book, but it was just as predictable. when you're predictable and your OL is crap, you're offense isn't going to be all that good. another of the good few fatal flaws was that chud wasn't basing the offense on the personnel he had. i mean sure he was tailoring part of the offense around newton, but he didn't game plan and play call for the players we had on the field. they didn't make the most of their strengths, but more than that, it didn't account for their limitations. the OL he has here is more suited for what it's been used to. more powerblocking rather than the zone blocking scheme which is better suited for the read option.
we shouldn't have been running it as much because chud didn't know how to use it and we didn't have the OL for it.