It sure looked like the Wake QB was making reads on the run, and Banks had the play pre-determined. That's why I said their true Frosh QB schooled Banks on how to run the RPO. We will agree to disagree about the line play in the first half. They weren't killing it, but it got really bad in the second half. I thought they held their own in the first half.Profoundwizard wrote: ↑Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:34 pmI’ve said that before and been called crazy but I believe that this does happen. Not every time but sometimes. Gus Malzahn has been known to do that in the past as well.sader24 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:21 pmWe couldn’t run the ball because our Offensive Line in the first half couldn’t block anyone. As for Banks on the read option, am I the only one who watches this offense and thinks the coordinator precalls what read he is going to make. He is either the worst read option qb ever and is making the wrong reads or he is the worst read qb ever and the coaches know it so they don’t give him any reads. It’s a preset call under the disguise of read option to try to keep the defense honest. He’s not even considering the second option most of the time If not all the time. It’s why I think the Wake defense was leaving options open bc they were selling out on the play. I think the coaches are calling the read option as a play with a set option and no read on the qb involved. That’s what it looked like to me all night.
This is a RPO offense. We need to be able to pick the best option on the fly, as Wake did many times. And if you watched more football over the weekend, there's quite a few other teams running it with less experienced QB's that make better reads in play.