Weber safer, but will he be sorry?

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 9, 2009 - 12:11 AM

The Gophers QB was the second-leading rusher last year in a spread offense. But now he's in a more conventional offense with few opportunities to run. Is that a good thing?

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jeffdesSep. 8, 0910:46 PM

Brewster came in here and told us he was a spread guy. Now a couple of years in the spread is no good. I'm not saying this new offense won't work, but....

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grunkiejrSep. 8, 0911:07 PM

It isn't uncommon for coaches to change coordinators and evolve in their offensive philosophy. Mike Belotti in Oregon had a pro-style system w/ Jeff Tedford at OC that produced 2 QB's drafted in the first round before Chip Kelly came in and gave Oregon a dynamic spread offense. I'd rather have Brewster change his mind and make a better decision about what our offense should be than stick with an offense that wasn't working.

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mall0108Sep. 9, 0912:09 AM

I agree with changing to a new scheme if it is necessary. But a new spread offense coordinator should have been our focus. This Jedd Fisch guy is awful. Our offense on Saturday was no more complex than a good high school playbook. Run left, run right, play action left, play action right, and pocket pass plays. How many teams aside from the top recruiting schools (Ohio State, USC, Texas, etc) with top tier talent at every position can get away with simple playbook? In order to compete initially, we need to be a tad bit gimmicky. If I see one more failed attempt at a WR screen to the slot receiver, my eyes will bleed.

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lvpops53Sep. 9, 0912:56 AM

It's not how simple or complex the playbook is. It's how those plays are executed.

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bemmelSep. 9, 09 2:48 AM

They looked a little tentative on Saturday but made adjustments and pulled out a win. They will be tuning things up and getting better throughout the season. The defense was awesome!

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r2d2jjSep. 9, 09 5:04 AM

He should feel lucky. If he has any thoughts of playing in the NFL, this offense better prepares him for that. Is it the best thing for the gophers? Only time will tell. His decision making and reading defenses will better serve him with this type of offense.

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kakigeneSep. 9, 09 6:04 AM

not championship material, this offense looks lame but is really not the problem. The defense has been horrible for 40 years and until that changes, the Gophers will be also-rans as usual

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mobydick1Sep. 9, 09 6:22 AM

I think some "nice" things have been done with gopher football. They still have a long journey to the upper echelons of college football. I have feelings of angst regarding the Air Force team. It can be difficult to beat speed and strict discipline.

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kentjamisonSep. 9, 09 7:32 AM

weber does not have to run, but he shouldn't act like a potted plant either. he's extremely effective THROWING on the run which he did not do against Syracuse.

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gregory58Sep. 9, 09 8:03 AM

The 4th Q was a hint. This offense, and Weber, will be fine,give it a while. The D is the really good news, let's see how they do against AF.

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