I don’t think that is the takeaway from yesterday’s game. I can’t imagine BB is looking for a system based largely on passing rather than running. I think they felt we’d have a hard time running and hoped that they could have some success with passing game and that would open up the running game enough to where we could have some success running. Unfortunately the passing game was atrocious and things snowballed. I would have liked to see them run more, but not sure how much it would have helped. As good as WI run D is, the passing game still would have needed to contribute and it seemed unable to do that. Still it is frustrating to see our strength used so little — especially when we’ve shown no real ability to pass thus far this season.Recall when TP was hired, discussion was on his experience with different schemes. Have we gone away from tailoring and evolving the system over time with some success to rigidly installing a new system, damn the results while we get there?
On another note, can someone with more football knowledge than I tell me why when the Illini run a jet sweep it seems to get strung out more often than not but when I see other teams run it (and not just against the Illini) they seem to get several blockers out there. Do Illini run a different type of jet sweep or is it just talent and/or execution?