WVU’s Run Game Struggles Rooted In Multiple Issues

Offensive Issues Against Utah A Multi-Pronged Problem DALLAS – West Virginia’s rushing performances were vastly different against Oklahoma and Utah. But why? The Mountaineers amassed…

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    Offensive Issues Against Utah A Multi-Pronged Problem DALLAS – West Virginia’s rushing performances were vastly different against Oklahoma and Utah. B
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    #43396

    OL … Talent and depth. That’s where it starts.
    We have some talent. No depth. Not nearly enough bodies to handle where we want to be. We are recruiting 3* talent that needs to be molded for 3, 4+ years. Just face it. We don’t bring in many 4*, 5* players that are game ready as FR or SO’s. These kids need at least 3 years in the weight room and to be coached up to get to the level that competes with the big guys. That’s a RFR, FR and SO year before they even see the 2 deep. Leaves only 2 years at best for them to hit the field. We just don’t have the numbers to let them develop that long. We don’t ever have 2 deep JR’s / SR’s (10 schollie players) on the team. NEVER.

    Just take a look at the top programs in the country. They even have more schollie OL on average on their team than we do and they are still recruiting and landing 4* & 5* OL. This has been a problem since RR took over. But at least his scheme was to put quicker players on the field to zone block and it worked for that scheme.

    If we don’t land at least 3 more OL in this class we are screwed years down the line.

    #43481

    Our guys are not built for the type scheme that we are running up front. They are 300 pound guys that can’t get into space quick enough. Want to see how a line plays nasty football, nose to toes, watch Alabama.
    That is the way we need to block our plays, hat on hat, not this BS Zone blocking scheme.

    #43599

    I have mentioned this before here and in other places.

    How much of an effect did losing Ron Crook have? He was more of a run blocking coach while Wickline seems more of a pass blocking coach.

    #43764

    How much did it hurt WVU’s o-line when Crook was pushed out? That’s a good question. Certainly WVU’s line was fairly young this year, especially in the middle. That could have been part of the problem, but I also thought Crook was really good. Time will tell with Wickline. His group will have much more experience next year, so his offensive line should be improved. If not, than he has to get his share of the blame.

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