The video is just 18 minutes long. It's worth a watch. While I love a fan breakdown, there are a bunch of places where I said "nah, that's not quite right", so watch with your own eyes and figure out what makes sense.
With the debate about starters going on in another thread, I wanted to see what the QB reads were like, what the blocking was like, and who was in the game.
Long uses a lot of motion. It looks like he wants to force the defense to check into their second or third choice and get away from what they planned on doing.
There are a bunch of places where Long bunches 3 eligible receivers (a WR and 2 TE's, for example) and/or runs routes that might not be pick plays, but they rub a lot. Instead of using space like a spread offense, he's bunching and rubbing.
There are several places where he finds the holes in a zone D, though.
There are only a few plays where one RB is in at tailback and another one is in at the slot, so if he's got talented RBs that can catch, he'll run 11 or 12 personnel but still get two backs on the field.
He has a lot of 2 TE sets. I wouldn't be shocked to see 3 TE sets. Those TEs better be ready to play because Long likes to use them a lot. He uses an H-Back sometimes. Even though I'm an old-school fullback fan, it looks like Long uses a TE for that kind of lead blocker.
Tulane's blocking against Oklahoma didn't look stellar, but Tulane's QB looked in these successful plays like he didn't have to do a lot of thinking to go through his progressions, and make a decision quickly. The plays seemed to develop quickly, but Tulane's QB didn't seem to have to rush through his choices like QBs at Pitt or UVA. So, either Tulane had a heady QB, or the offense didn't seem complicated to them. The offense seemed complicated enough to OU, though.
On one of the touchdowns, Long overloaded the right side with extra blockers, and Tulane looked like they still missed 3-4 blocks. Somehow, the RB still scored. The plays are good, but we have to block better than Tulane did.
Receivers do some "run and shoot" style decision-making. Our receivers and our QB need to make the same reads or we'll see some interceptions.
Total side point--Oklahoma seemed to run a 4-2-5, and their LBs seemed to be confused a lot. I can't tell you how much of this film is OU not being in the right places vs Tulane's plays being good, but I think it leans a little more to Tulane's plays being good.
There were limitations of the Tulane offense, but at least I watch it and see a consistent idea of how the offense is supposed to work, and the QB, OL, WRs, TEs, and RBs are all on the same page. While there were way too many missed or quickly shed blocks, people were moving in the right right direction and had the right idea of what their assignments are. It doesn't look discombobulated.
Based on the personnel he used here, TEs are going to be on the field a lot, and only the best WRs are going to get action.