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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman4248 View Post
    Finally got around to reading this. Great read. An absolute must read if you are in the RTGDFB crowd or are a skeptic of Leach. I love how he preaches execution over trickery and his simplistic approach to the game. His offense when you break it down is a lot like the triple option but with extended handoffs (short throws). A lot of the same core principles apply (anyone can get the ball on any given play, read the defense, execute well.)

    All any prospective WR recruit needs to do is read the passage about "6s" in the UT Austin game. Hopefully KJ is ready to go this year and I believe he will be. Leach has a good track record of bringing in the right type of a guy to run his system to a new place so I trust in his judgment in getting Costello.

    Hype machine is starting to churn.
    So ... 11-1??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsDawg View Post
    Not a fan of any offense that's one dimensional. I'm glad we hired Leach for the entertainment though.
    This opinion is why you need to read the book - it changed my tune..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowbell View Post
    This opinion is why you need to read the book - it changed my tune..
    Going to be hard to forget Washington State blowing that 32 point lead last year bc Leach can't grind out the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldawg28 View Post
    That same offense got Sumlin fired. Hopefully the two are different concepts.
    Drinking, fake racist letters, running off good QB's and an impatient fan base got him fired.
    Praise The Lord and Go Dawgs!!!

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    I'll sell you mine for $99.99. *

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsDawg View Post
    Going to be hard to forget Washington State blowing that 32 point lead last year bc Leach can't grind out the clock.
    There's a pretty big difference in "can't grind clock" and "didn't 100% execute at grinding clock during one fluky game," especially when said loss included UCLA returning a late punt for a TD and WSU losing two fumbles in the last 3 minutes. Obviously the offense wasn't at fault in a game where they scored 63.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsDawg View Post
    Going to be hard to forget Washington State blowing that 32 point lead last year bc Leach can't grind out the clock.
    Going to be hard to forget Texas Tech coming back down 31 with 20 minutes to go against Minnesota. Going to be hard to forget Texas Tech beating Texas by running four verts all drive.

    Hard to blame the offense when they score 9 touchdowns. Think that rides on the DC and is a big part of why Leach nabbed a new guy to ride with him. Don't be discouraged on him completely if we blow a lead like that this year. Defense is the big question mark coming into the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman4248 View Post
    Going to be hard to forget Texas Tech coming back down 31 with 20 minutes to go against Minnesota. Going to be hard to forget Texas Tech beating Texas by running four verts all drive.

    Hard to blame the offense when they score 9 touchdowns. Think that rides on the DC and is a big part of why Leach nabbed a new guy to ride with him. Don't be discouraged on him completely if we blow a lead like that this year. Defense is the big question mark coming into the season.
    I love the offense. I just wish it was versatile enough to change gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsDawg View Post
    I love the offense. I just wish it was versatile enough to change gears.
    Let's take a look at the second half drives for wazzu that game, shall we?

    35-17 12:45 left 3rd Q. 4 straight runs to start the drive. 2 short passes. Then 15 yd completion. 35 yd TD pass. 4:08 for 8 play TD drive (32 seconds a play).

    42-17 6:52 left 3rd Q. 1 play 6 yds TD. 4 second drive.

    49-24 3:40 left 3rd Q. 1 play 12 yd complete pass fumbled and turned over. Nothing the offense could do by slowing down.

    49-31 3:33 left 3rd Q. 2 completed passes. 1 incomplete pass. 1 run. 1 incomplete pass. Punt. Could have ran it on either first down, I guess, but 18 point game with a QB that has 7 TDs... you let him do him.

    49-38 1:20 left 3rd Q. 1 run. 1 completed pass and fumbled.

    You have maybe one drive you can blame on his uptempo style. The rest of the comeback is just on bad defense and bad ballcarrying.

    If you watch the full game you'd see a different picture than high tempo offense blows lead because it is throwing too much.

    They lost four fumbles in the second half of that game on top of allowing a punt return TD and two 1 play TD drives.

    Yea, the buck stops with Leach, but that game was fluky as hell and he has separated from the DC there.

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