IMHO Sunday: The Air Raid=Championships?

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  1. August West

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    If you want to fault his playcalling, Im ok with that. I just don’t think he has a full deck at his disposal. Leach runs the ball very little, but has the OL to be effective when he does. Leach’s backs are very effective catching the ball out of the backfield.
    My only point is the offensive scheme isn’t the issue. Too many folks are blaming the system and that’s not the problem. Not even close.
     
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    That’s ridiculous. Air Raid scheme is not our problem. No matter what system we run with our current staff, the results would be the same.

    Air Raid offense is the least of our worries.
     
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    I completely disagree with you. The scheme is the issue. Like other posters have mentioned GH does nothing to help his offense; no mis direction, no lead back on short yardage or under center. To many times on run plays, defense has o line out numbered at point of attack and GH doesn't make the adjustments to take advantage of the situation. GH run offense is just too easy to defend.
     
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    Laughable.

    AR principles are utilized by every team, at every level. To say the scheme is bad is simply ignorant. All you need to do is look at Leach’s coaching tree.

    The issues you list are playcalling problems, I won’t disagree there.

    The main goal of AR offenses is to get the ball into space and force defenders to make one on one plays. SC, and Graham Harrell do a poor job of that.

    Oklahoma does this flawlessly.

    Again, our issues lie with the staff, not the scheme.
     
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    Thanks for the Ricky Bell highlight video...
    It could also be titled the USC Trojan Offensive Line highlight reel...
    That's how you block for a running back.
    The OL coach should show the O linemen this tape on Friday's before a Saturday game.
     
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    Another old coaching expession: Rushing yards are 2x more valuable than passing yards.
     
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    Because I disagree with you, I am ignorant? You can disagree with me and a lot of other people without name calling. Be better than that! I said GH scheme is bad, not AR scheme. Why would I look at Leach's coaching tree? What has Leech or anybody off of his coaching tree done to warrant big consideration?
     
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    It’s not about disagreeing....it’s about you being uninformed.
    And you continue you do so in your following posts.
     
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    Sorry, I should have realized that I couldn't have a respectful conversation with you. For anybody to think that GH's scheme is going to produce championship offense is laughable. It is obvious that you don't really know anything about offensive football and for you say I am ignorant and uninformed is funny.
    Now, hide behind your keyboard and post something nasty and disrespectful.
     
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    You need to be able to run the ball when you need to run the ball. Its that simple. Its football. You can try to outwit each other all you want......in the end......you must be able to run the football. Any football team.....at any level......must be able to run the football to be successful.
     
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    You can have any offensive alignment you want and run either a pass or a run from that alignment. USC can line up four wide and still run the ball 50 times a game if they want to. But they don't want to. They probably don't want to run it 15 times a game. USC showed their true hand this last season when, right after getting their first possession on a turnover deep in Arizona territory, passed the ball three straight times against a defense that later gave up 70 points in a game to Arizona State.
     
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    For what its worth--Oklahoma is cited as a successful Air Raid Program.

    In 2020, Oklahoma ran the ball 419 times and passed it 362 times. Case closed.
     
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    Hey, BigRex, thanks for chiming in. Always enjoy your points of view! FWIW, Oklahoma has placed great emphasis on a physical running game, and the Trojans have not. Lincoln Riley has proven time and time again he understands what is a true balanced offense and is flexible for adjusting his offense. I think the evidence suggest that Graham Harrell is not. As you pointed out the numbers, running the ball 419 to 362 passing doesn't resemble the Trojans' Air Raid or should we say Graham Harrell's Air Raid, although Harrell denies he runs a pure Air Raid offense. Again, thanks for the input. GK
     
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    Have to agree with this post.
    Harrell is missing the icing on the cake.
    Sure he has a good passing game.
    But more and more other teams Have figured out his plays.
    Harrell has to add some adjustments like misdirection or formation adjustments to keep the
    defenses honest. Balance with better runs.
    This is where you separate the good coaches from the also rans.
    Hope he is a good coach and not a one trick pony.
     
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    another assinine puff piece. Top teams over the past 5 years

    Alabama
    Clemson
    Ohio st
    Oklahoma

    Does Alabama use the air raid? NO
    Does Clemson use the Air raid? NO
    Does Ohio st. use the air raid? NO
    Does Oklahoma use the air raid? NO

    football has never changed. YOu still have to play defense and run the ball tow in. not use gimmick offenses
     
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