Yahoo Sports has a link to an article on Rivals by Terry Bowden about a guy who many wanted to see in Westwood - Paul Johnson. Terry points out that Coach Johnson is just like another guy that many of us wanted, Coach Leach, in that each runs a multiple option offense except one is geared to the run and the other is geared to the pass. Read the whole article; it's interesting.
I was very solidly on board the Leach Bandwagon. I would also have been comfortable aboard the Johnson Bandwagon. But in retrospect, I now have my doubts about both. Sorry, vegans, but I think eating only chlorophyll based organisms is goofy. And sorry, Dr. What's your name with your sirloin steak only diet, I think eating only meat is, let us say, unusual. What's the matter with a nice salad before settling into a nice porterhouse?
I think the balanced diet we ended up with will be better for us than either of the extremes mentioned by Coach Bowden. I have no science here. But we saw what happened to our vaunted offense when the entire world, including people who had never heard of football, knew that our first two plays were going to be runs. And we also saw what happened when the game situation forced us to pass on every down. The geezers will support me when I mention that nobody knew what was coming with Coach Prothro calling the plays. And the same was true when Homer Smith was on the sideline and even with Coach Toledo. I think Coach Neuheisel and Coach Chow will be innovative enough to make our offense better even with an empty cupboard in terms of linemen. I have no science or analysis to back me up on this - just a gut feel. But I don't think we'll have to wait too long to see a successful offense serpentining out of the huddle for the Bruins.
Read Bowden's article.