Alignment. I’m not just writing that to get it out of the way or to inspire you to put some whiskey in your coffee. I’m writing that because it was readily apparent on Thursday when all five offensive assistants were available to the media.
We’ve now examined the foundation of the Herman offense, which is the power and inside zone run game, as well as the basics of the Todd Orlando defense, which are the coverages he uses to structure his schemes. Now it’s time to dive into the Herman passing game.
Most coaches have favorite schemes. Good coaches can adjust to the players they have on their roster, but there’s a reason that there’s a degree of challenge involved in doing so. Every coach has schemes or a system he believes in for teaching, training, and then deploying his players. Tom Herman and Todd Orlando have a few key schemes they believe in for allowing them to make the most of the players on their roster, today we’re going to start with the foundational schemes of Herman’s offense.
There might not be much popping for UT in San Antonio this week, but there's excitement on the 40 Acres and more on the way. We talk to recruits about recent hires, Tim Beck and Stan Drayton, and break down possibly the most important recruit for Texas in the Class of 2017. It's Hermandor time on this Friday.
AUSTIN -- Tom Herman's been on the job little more than one month and, already, he’s defending his offensive coordinator as well as his grocery list. Apparently there weren’t enough vegetables in Hermann’s shopping cart Wednesday, according to tongue-in-cheek social media posts.
If you didn't already know, Beck got the call to replace Herman as QB coach when he left Ohio State after the 2014 playoffs for the Houston job. Urban made Beck Co-OC with OL coach Ed Warriner and they proceeded to have difficulty over the next two years matching the output of the 2014 offense, navigating the Cardale Jones vs J.T. Barrett QB battle, or rebuilding the passing game.