Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Welcome Coach Rodriguez

I don't see how the spread offense will work at Michigan, but hey, I am willing to give Rich Rodriguez the benefit of the doubt.

Five wide receivers, a mobile quarterback and no-huddle are just about what Bill Callahan and his West Coast offense were to Nebraska's one wide receiver option QB offense.

Michigan football is much like Oakland Raider football: power running, deep strike passing, look for the tight end or the full back in the flat on the third down. Our QB of the future, Ryan Mallett, is a big, lumbering QB with a strong arm. Michigan doesn't recruit skinny little quarterbacks like Oregon's Dennis Dixon or that Mighty Mouse from Apalachian State.

It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for the Wolverines to adapt to Rich Rodriguez ... or perhaps how quickly Rich Rodriguez will adapt to the offensive philosophy at Michigan. One thing's for sure: the sweater-vested Jim Tressel is on high alert.


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