Will the Spread Offense, or whatever modification of the offense that Rich Rod chooses to run, succeed in the Big Ten? Will the 2008 version of the Rich Rod Spread fail miserably and make
Rich Rodriguez’s move from
Isolating one part of the field and taking defenders out of the play
Misdirecting the defense
Many different players touching the ball
Offensive sets that threaten run or pass on every play
Rodriguez has inherited a
"The 2007 Wolverines gave us a historic loss to Appalachian State and a loss to Ohio State so one-sided that Jim Tressel ran the ball Woody Hayes-style the whole 2nd half because he realized Michigan had no offensive ingenuity and/or skill to overcome a 14-0 lead."
The Wolverines are a mystery right now – no one knows how Rodriguez will tweak the offense. Will he run 75% of the time, like he did at
Who cares? The 2007 Wolverines gave us a historic loss to Appalachian State and a loss to
1st down, running play for 3 yards
2nd down, running play for 1 yard
3rd down, 7-step drop followed by Sack/Incompletion
4th down, punt
Maybe the Rich Rod Spread will result in fumbles and embarrassments. But right now, the change is a chance worth taking.