Tom Herman runs a “bell cow” offense at Texas. That’s a common trait for pro-style offenses of all varieties, including the pro-spread vision guiding the Longhorns. Most people understand the idea of a “bell cow” running back like Ricky Williams or Cedric Benson that get 250+ touches over the course of a season, but that kind of back is fairly rare these days.
Last week we discussed the five must-get recruits for the 2021 class, at least in my view, but even landing those five ballers wouldn’t stamp the class as complete. Landing a number of those five, plus addressing the needs listed below, would stamp the class especially in this singularly ridiculous cycle.
Michigan had lofty expectations for its 2019 offense. Shea Patterson, despite his faults, was a senior quarterback that Jim Harbaugh himself had chosen. Harbaugh brought in Josh Gattis to coordinate the offense to help the Wolverines escape the shadow of the elite Ohio State Buckeye program.
In his first season at Texas as an analyst, Andre Coleman had to do something out of the ordinary. Since his coaching career began at Youngstown State in 2010, he always had control of the wide receiver room. That wasn’t the case in 2019.