Ok so I wanted to get everyone’s thoughts on just general strategy (pronounced strategery by a certain x pres). After the Auburn loss, some of the most enlightening conversation cropped out about play calling, exploiting match-ups and so on.
Having grown up on the boarder of WV and Maryland, right in the heart of steeler and mountaineer country I am very much a proponent of the ground game and utilizing the rung to open up the pass. Some folks may feel differently but that’s the beauty of football. Deep vertical passing can open up the run, which in turn can open up the deep ball even more. I get that part.
Also having my roots in that part of the country I am also a big proponent of a 3 down lineman d formation with pressure being applied from multiple angles, different times, on every down. I personally think that if you let any QB, no matter how good or bad he is sit back in the pocket with no pressure he will pick you apart on every play.
With the departure of another generation of WVU greats into the pro ranks, what do you think of our current style of vertical passing to open up the run, as well as the 3-3-5 Defensive sets? I personally love the 3-3-5 because of the extra safety and the speed he provides on runs that get strung out to the side lines as well as pass coverage’s on TE’s and HB’s. The vertical passing style I’m still not sold on yet. I love the excitement it brings to the game, and the energy it brings to the program. However in my book a win is still a win. That game last weekend against Auburn was by far one of the most exciting and fun CFB games I have seen in quite a long while. That can translate into more intrest from recruits. But again I hearken back to old school steeler football where a win is a win.