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Old 04-01-2008, 12:01 PM   #26
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Default Re: WTF is going on in Ann Arbor?

Rich Rod's offense could be very successful in the Big Ten if he gets the talent quickly to run it. Illinois offense is already using the running qb, so Big Ten teams will already be practicing to play against it. It took the Big East by storm, no doubt, but Pitt showed this season, that if you build your entire defense around stopping one team, which is what Pitt did, you can stop the Spread O (Shotgun Wing T Option) offense.

Pitt had been getting killed by mobile qbs for 2 seasons, including the kid from USF and the former QB at Mich State in the 07 season. In 08, stopping the mobile qb became their focus. That helped them to clamp down on the WVU Offense. The key for the Big 10 teams, is do they have the smaller but faster defensive linemen that will be required to shut down that style O? That's what Rich Rod had better pray never happens, or he could be one of the shorters term coaches in Mich history.
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