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  • Speight had lost some of his elusiveness, too.


    • Yup, I remember Speight able to regularly escape and make plays last season. I haven't seen that Speight at all this season, OL could be the cause as much as him.


      • Originally posted by AlabamAlum View Post
        I have not watched a lot of M games. What is the issue? Pass pro? Run blocking? Penalties?
        For almost everybody -- assignments. The worst part about it is that there is only one guy on the OL who gets beat physically with some regularity.


        • ^

          This. Offensive lineman are hesitant, and confused. Entirely unblocked defenders is the result of OL not being in sync with each other or line calls like Jeff says.


          • It's an interesting problem. Running a Power and a Counter, as an offensive linemen, goes back to junior high. 'Analysis Paralysis' shouldn't really be an issue at this point. Every o-line coach adds his own wrinkles and nuances, but the major concepts are the same.

            With pass pro, a defense can always scheme to overwhelm the o-line and get a guys free and in the backfield. Of course, done enough, that should get the D eaten up with hot routes and screens.

            I plan to watch the Michigan State-Michigan game this weekend. I wil give you my expert impressions on Sunday and you can cut and paste and email directly to JH. Thank me later.
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