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If they want to utilize a Stanford/Bama style offense, they need to be supremely confidant that they can recruit and develop the TE's and OL required for those schemes. Its pretty clear to me we don't have anybody on staff either capable or willing of doing that, so I really hope a great outside hire helps in that regard. I know Gentry has been one of the best in the country traditionally, but the rest if the world has caught up and even surpassed us in that department. I would at the very least try and consult with Stanford's S&C guy (who I believe was a former assistant of Gentry's at Tech) as well as Harbaugh and the 49ers. Whatever those two programs are doing, they both turned their teams into the most physical programs almost overnight. We desperately need that edge back if we arent going to go with a spread.
We also need to drastically improve our TE recruiting. Look at Stanford's TE's and then look at ours...ours are weaker in run blocking and less of a threat in the passing game. It makes a huge difference when your TE's are a mismatch for LB's in coverage and that's usually not the case with who we have out there. I know those guys don't grow on trees but we need better athletes there, period. If there aren't any in our typical recruiting territory then go find them where they are.
You can't Fix the Ole Shoes For Years and expect them to run like New Ones...That's been VT's and Frank Beamers problem. Fixing and Not Replacing...You know sometimes you have to get Rid of the ones that are hurting you. Least he better...
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