Seriously. What is the plan? Maybe I should say, "What was the plan?", since we won't have to play them again this year. How does the Texas coaching staff go about beating Leach? How did Stoops do it last year? What is the actual list of things that you have to do to beat that wild passing attack?
1. Limit Yards After Catch?
2. Put up so many points on them that it doesn't matter?
3. Constant blitz or no blitz?
4. Zone or man to man?
5. All the above?
I've been looking at Leach's offense for years and it still looks sandlot to me. When I was a kid playing in the vacant lot we had one play. It was called Everybody Go Deep. Leach's version is similar. He has two plays. The main play (90% of the time) is four wideouts with options to go left, right, short, or deep. There's one back next to a shotgun QB. The RB is there for the flat outlet and the occasional draw (which is the only other play in the playbook). So, if it is so simple, how come its so hard to defend? And how come its so hard to pressure the QB? Is it because he gets rid of the ball so quick? Wouldn't a quick pass lead to frequent mistakes like drops and interceptions? And if he passes so quick you'd think the DBs would only have to cover for a short time. And what about those OLinemen? Where does he get them? I don't remember any of them being considered great coming out of high school and almost none have gone on to have big pro careers. How come TTech has such a low sack to attempts ratio? You'd think throwing 60 times a game in a hurry would produce proportionately more sacks and mistakes. But no. Even with all that passing frenzy Mack has managed to beat TTech almost every year. When we had Benson and Roy we just stuffed 'em. Major, Vince, and now Colt put up so many points and time of possesion that Tech couldn't compete. Chance Mock bailed us out one time, but usually it has been pretty comfortable. So does it just boil down to a sheer talent edge? Or is it The Plan?
So, back to my question: What do Mack, GD, and Muschamp talk about when game planning for TTech?