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I believe that is a fair assessment.

I just think we lost due to not being ready on alternate snap counts, being out maned in the trenches, and not being able to make them pay for selling out on the run.
 

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Well coached teams are going to be able to defend against the GT offense because they spend the majority of their time preparing for just a few plays that are run to both sides of the field. Just like Vad Lee said in his interview as he was traveling to JMU, when you play against ACC teams that have NFL caliber talent, it is hard to fool them when you have run the same offensive plays for the last 6 years!
 

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Well coached teams are going to be able to defend against the GT offense because they spend the majority of their time preparing for just a few plays that are run to both sides of the field. Just like Vad Lee said in his interview as he was traveling to JMU, when you play against ACC teams that have NFL caliber talent, it is hard to fool them when you have run the same offensive plays for the last 6 years!

Sounds like a gross oversimplification to me.
 

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Well coached teams are going to be able to defend against the GT offense because they spend the majority of their time preparing for just a few plays that are run to both sides of the field. Just like Vad Lee said in his interview as he was traveling to JMU, when you play against ACC teams that have NFL caliber talent, it is hard to fool them when you have run the same offensive plays for the last 6 years!

In 2011 and 2012, our offense did well enuf for us to win 10 games, imo. In 2013, QB play was the biggest problem. When we can run our base offense again we'll do fine.

What you seem to be missing is that we're not trying to fool folk, primarily. The premise of the option is to outnumber the D so the ball carrier runs free.
 

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In 2011 and 2012, our offense did well enuf for us to win 10 games, imo. In 2013, QB play was the biggest problem. When we can run our base offense again we'll do fine.

What you seem to be missing is that we're not trying to fool folk, primarily. The premise of the option is to outnumber the D so the ball carrier runs free.

This! We did see a lot of misdirection last year, but that was because we could not run the option. If we can run the option it does not really matter if they know it is coming. Worst case should be a one on one situation.
 

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I agree. The offense for Tech has been good enough to win 10 games a year since CPJ came here, 2013 being the sole exception IMO. I feel the staff is now set to maximize our potential in all 3 phases of the game. We get a few studs into the program and we will make hay. Can't wait for spring practices to start up....fall ball seems so far away.
 

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The best Triple Option team I have seen over the years was with the Oklahoma Sooners. However, it soon caught up with them. Any offense that is repetitive will eventually be stopped by the defenses. Offenses must keep evolving to stay ahead of the defense.
 

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I agree. The offense for Tech has been good enough to win 10 games a year since CPJ came here, 2013 being the sole exception IMO. I feel the staff is now set to maximize our potential in all 3 phases of the game. We get a few studs into the program and we will make hay. Can't wait for spring practices to start up....fall ball seems so far away.

So you feel this up coming team is as talented as the one in 2009?
 

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So you feel this up coming team is as talented as the one in 2009?
I think we are deeper. Don't think we have the same level of big time playmakers a'la Dwyer, D. Thomas, M. Burnett, Derrick Morgan. I can't see into the future though so maybe we do and I don't know it. We get a few of those types in and we will scare the hell out of people IMO.
 

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I think we are deeper. Don't think we have the same level of big time playmakers a'la Dwyer, D. Thomas, M. Burnett, Derrick Morgan. I can't see into the future though so maybe we do and I don't know it. We get a few of those types in and we will scare the hell out of people IMO.
I agree. But even though our top 8 players are not as good as those in '09, the other 77 players are better.
 

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The talent is there for GT. It just has to be used!! Too many athletes don't touch the field or are used in the wrong way. For example, No way an A Back can run pass routes as well as our recievers.
 

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The talent is there for GT. It just has to be used!! Too many athletes don't touch the field or are used in the wrong way. For example, No way an A Back can run pass routes as well as our recievers.
Not sure what you're suggesting should be done differently. Are you saying we should put WR's in at AB on passing plays?

I thought Robbie Godhigh and Bostic (And Orwin and Peeples before them) were as good or better than most of our WR's in the passing game.
 

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Is Tech better overall this year than last year in material? It remains to be seen. From my view, there are two items which will be the key to this year. One is on offense and one is on defense. Personally, I think the material is just as good this year, possibly slightly better. The offense should be better due to an option type quarterback playing the position, assuming we still play the option this year.

The second item is the 3rd and long plays on defense. If Roof does not make an effort to stop the 3rd down passes by playing the defenders inside or alongside the receivers and receivers out of the backfield, it will be another long year.

We should be in sync more on offense, and the defense is still questionable on third down pass plays, although I see n0 dropoff in material.
 

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The offense should be better due to an option type quarterback playing the position, assuming we still play the option this year.

Vad will still be in an option based system btw. Not sure him not being an option type quarterback fits here.
 

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From my view, there are two items which will be the key to this year. One is on offense and one is on defense.
Whoa Nostradamus you're really going out on a limb here.

I'm ok with with how we play 3rd and long, it sure beats 3rd and short plays. IMO a bigger need is to limit the 3rd and long on the O side.
 

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Feel free to ask any questions you guys have here. Will try to cover them.
 
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