Over at Bruin Roar CalPolyBruinFan posted a pretty good statisical analysis of UCLA coaches' conservative play calling from last season. I urge you to read the whole post. CPB zeroes in on playcalling in the dreaded red zone and in goal-line situations. The conlcusion he reached is not suprising to anyone here on BN. CPB found Karl Dorrell's offense not very aggressive in the red zone:
As for the victory against Southern Cal, sure PC had some timely runs but it was our defense which gave us the victory. And I don't really want to get into the pathetic performance against FSU.
We can do all the analysis we want here ladies and gentleman. But it really all comes down to this: what matters is what your "eyes" see. Trust your "eyes." If you were closely watching Dorrell's offense last year, time and time you would see a mediocre offensive product, which failed to show any ability to sustain drives by putting together a mistake free, fluid, multi-dimensional offense, keeping opposing Ds on their heels. There was no flow to that offense as it seemed to be depending on its defense to bail the team out from it's impotent performance on the field.
I know we are hearing a lot of hype about Jay Norvell this off-season. But to me this is still Dorrell's offense. While he has been going through one offensive coordinators after another running away from taking any responsibility for UCLA's pathetic and inept offensive performances, time and time we have been hearing the same bullsh!t about how we need to give his WCO a chance. Well this is it. There is not going to be any escpaing from responsibilty this season if we keep seeing the same pathetic Dorrellian play calling leading to same pathetic results. I know Norvell is the OC now. But it is Dorrell's offense. He needs to be held accountable for what we see with our eyes this year when the offense is on the field.
Once again it comes down to:
If not now, when.