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So Watson will be the play caller and Wickline will be the OC in charge of OL


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What does everyone think of that?

 

I've been pretty vocal in the past about how much I dislike Watson, but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I wanted us to run an up-tempo, spread offense as bad as anyone, but after thinking about the coaches I wanted us to hire (Saban or Fisher), I guess I shouldn't pigeon hole us into a set offense.

 

When I look at offenses with Wickline on the staff, they've been pretty darn effective in the past. A good to great OL makes the play caller's job a lot easier so if Wickline can turn our OL into the top notch group that he usually coaches I think we will be ok. And although everyone loves the Baylor and aggy offenses and how similar they are to the rest of the state, if Texas gets back to winning games and competing for titles, the recruits will come. I'm going to give Strong and his staff the benefit here because they've proven to be adept at coaching players up and developing them so I think we are going to end up being fine. Can't wait to see what the team looks like at the spring game.

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What does everyone think of that?

 

I've been pretty vocal in the past about how much I dislike Watson, but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I wanted us to run an up-tempo, spread offense as bad as anyone, but after thinking about the coaches I wanted us to hire (Saban or Fisher), I guess I shouldn't pigeon hole us into a set offense.

 

When I look at offenses with Wickline on the staff, they've been pretty darn effective in the past. A good to great OL makes the play caller's job a lot easier so if Wickline can turn our OL into the top notch group that he usually coaches I think we will be ok. And although everyone loves the Baylor and aggy offenses and how similar they are to the rest of the state, if Texas gets back to winning games and competing for titles, the recruits will come. I'm going to give Strong and his staff the benefit here because they've proven to be adept at coaching players up and developing them so I think we are going to end up being fine. Can't wait to see what the team looks like at the spring game.

 

I don't like it. It smacks too much of the Harsin/Applewhite boondoggle. Just like there can really be only one QB - there can only be one play caller as well.

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What does everyone think of that?

 

I've been pretty vocal in the past about how much I dislike Watson, but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I wanted us to run an up-tempo, spread offense as bad as anyone, but after thinking about the coaches I wanted us to hire (Saban or Fisher), I guess I shouldn't pigeon hole us into a set offense.

 

When I look at offenses with Wickline on the staff, they've been pretty darn effective in the past. A good to great OL makes the play caller's job a lot easier so if Wickline can turn our OL into the top notch group that he usually coaches I think we will be ok. And although everyone loves the Baylor and aggy offenses and how similar they are to the rest of the state, if Texas gets back to winning games and competing for titles, the recruits will come. I'm going to give Strong and his staff the benefit here because they've proven to be adept at coaching players up and developing them so I think we are going to end up being fine. Can't wait to see what the team looks like at the spring game.

 

Are you claiming this based on CS saying the other day that Watson has the final say? IMO, nothing has changed. They've been consistent on what's going to happen on offense and I, for one, believe them.

Wickline is the OC but as Asst. HC for Offense, Watson has final say on a playcall. Doesn't mean he's calling every play or he makes the game plan.

It's similar to what will happen on D (my opinion). Bedford is the DC but CS has the final say on any particular play.

How does any of this go against what we've been hearing all along.

Every coach will have a voice but someone, on both sides of the line of scrimmage, has to have the final say.

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Watson's end game is a head coaching gig somewhere. I think Wickline will remain here as long as Strong does. If Watson can develop one of the QB's on the roster and Wickline can maximize the potential of the OL we have on campus (remember the '13 class was the top OL class in the country), then I feel confident this is a marriage that can work. Outside of Chambers (who brings much more to the table as a recruiter), I'm the most underwhelmed with Watson's hire. If the offense can produce in Year 1, he could be up for some HC openings in 2015 and allow Wickline to be the main playcaller moving forward.

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I don't like it. It smacks too much of the Harsin/Applewhite boondoggle. Just like there can really be only one QB - there can only be one play caller as well.

 

I thought Harsin made some huge strides in the run game, he just had crappy personnel for his system (OL and TE). He had to manufactures points in 2011. Applewhite is an "incomplete" with Case.

 

I believe the doubt primarily comes from Watson, he was a "meh" hire at the time. We do have some good coordinator and position coaches with various offensive backgrounds. So with good offseason brainstorming, we should be able to gameplan. Playcalling will be TBD.

 

IMO, the key is a healthy Ash, or perhaps a rebound with Wittek. Can Watson develop these guys quickly?

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