I don't doubt that. I'm merely casting doubt upon the stat he chose to throw out there to prove his point. I'm not willing to accept that stat at face value of being more effective if we actually did take 3x more plays from under center than we did from the gun.
If you're running 3 times the plays from one formation, then it stands to reason you're going to have more yards rushing and passing from that formation.
And, FWIW, I'm not arguing one way or the other. I could care less if we start under center or out of the gun. I just wish we weren't so one-dimensional. Having read the opinions of many on this board, I realize I'm probably in the minority.
But the NFL and college games have both become primarily passing leagues. And our insistence on running the ball 80% of the time means that we are going to struggle to get the Calvin Johnson's & Demaryius Thomas'es of the high school football world to even consider coming to play at GT. Just my opinion.
To play devils advocate. If 80% of the teams out there are moving to primarily passing offenses...the majority of defenses will adapt to counter those 80%s. That grants us a competitive advantage through diversity. I agree most offenses are moving in that direction. But these things go in cycles. And it will eventually cycle back toward more balance.