Rodriguez Licking His Chops
New Michigan man can run circles around Big Ten
Dec. 19, 2007
By Trev Alberts
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Bill Callahan tried to install the West Coast offense at
The spread offense has been proven to work at a number of different schools. Don't get caught up in the idea that it's a spread offense; it's a spread running offense. Rodriguez's teams can certainly throw out of it, but if you look at their stats, they are a running, physical team who tried to hit people.
I think there's this misnomer that current coaches who have a certain system in place don't know how to win with anything else. I think that hurt Paul Johnson where for years he ran the triple option at Navy, yet had a history of running an offense at Hawai'i that was pass-happy.
Effective leadership at the head coaching position is transferable. It isn't just one scheme. Rodriguez was smart enough to know they type of athlete he has in
I do think there will be elements of the spread that will help
And he's not going to sell out on the current players; he'll install his offense gradually.
I keep reading stories about negative recruiting and schools trashing other schools. Some recruiters are trying to sway kids from
That would tell me an awful lot if I was a student-athlete that a prospective coach from another school used that in recruiting. I would stay as far away as I could from that coach. That tells me a lot about his character. That tells you about the depths coaches will go to in trying to get talent.
If you're presenting the kind of environment that you would be entering in and it's proven that Miami or USC or whatever school is located in an area where you might be subjected to more criminal activity, that's one thing. But to merely point out that a player had been killed while on the team would be putting yourself in a dangerous position. I think that's an unfortunate thing if it is indeed happening.
It won't be stopped, it can't be stopped and we've tried a lot of different things to try and curb the whole recruiting process. But it's a dirty game in and of itself and it will always be such.
Terry Bowden is interested in the
I don't know Terry Bowden very well, but I don't think you can take away from him what he accomplished at Auburn that one year, but I think there are a lot of other things off the field that you must take into account. I can't imagine that would be the direction
There are just too many other candidates out there, including many minorities, who need to get a look.