WVU Searches For Return Of A Physical Run Presence

WVU Searches For Return Of A Physical Run Presence MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–What’s happened to the rushing attack? That’s the biggest question at the moment for West…

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    WVU Searches For Return Of A Physical Run Presence MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–What’s happened to the rushing attack? That’s the biggest question at the moment
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    #34150

    Being good at running the ball requires a commitment to doing it. I am hopeful the coaches are making that commitment. Grier is deservedly the center piece of this offense, but lack of a reasonable running game puts him and pass blockers in bad situations.

    #34154

    We just don’t have the OL that will dominate a run game. Look what happens when we need 1 yd and the scrum ends up on our side of the ball. It’s not just the RB’s.

    #34229

    I didn’t mean to say it was all on the backs. The run blockers are the same guys as the pass blockers. Just saying they put themselves in a bad situation when they don’t get enough push on first and second down runs.

    #34274

    They are the same guys, but good pass blockers aren’t necessarily good run blockers. Our guys just don’t have the strength to push it over when needed. Or at least they haven’t proven it so far.

    #34300

    I wonder how much of an impact losing Ron Crook had on this offensive line. The pocket has been better, but the power running game has been almost nonexistent since the beginning of Big 12 play

    #34324

    What stands out to me is a clear lack of imagination in the running game that I think may be overlooked here. I don’t see any counters. They didn’t run a simple end around or reverse until the game before last that I can remember. The comeback game against Tech didn’t seem to ignite, or at least the running game, until they started running wide. Then it all loosened up after that.

    They doesn’t seem to be any feel for the play calling. I was wondering what the game plan was for TCU instead of just calling the same plays as in the other games and chucking it up on 2nd or 3rd and long. They don’t play to move the sticks and DH never really has for the most part. These other coaches just seem to be an extension of him.

     

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    What stands out to me is a clear lack of imagination in the running game that I think may be overlooked here. I don’t see any counters. They didn’t run a simple end around or reverse until the game before last that I can remember. The comeback game against Tech didn’t seem to ignite, or at least the running game, until they started running wide. Then it all loosened up after that.
    They doesn’t seem to be any feel for the play calling. I was wondering what the game plan was for TCU instead of just calling the same plays as in the other games and chucking it up on 2nd or 3rd and long. They don’t play to move the sticks and DH never really has for the most part. These other coaches just seem to be an extension of him.

    WVU has run jet sweeps for much of the season, with Jennings and Tevin Bush getting the call on most of them. Agreed that counters and traps aren’t a huge part of the running game, but if the line is struggling I am not sure that adding more to the menu is the answer. I’ll look at the video of the ISU game more closely in this area you are talking about and see what it shows – good points you have brought up.

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