Sorry guys, the original thread is getting a bit long in the tooth and since this is a new year why not a new thread? Bit if a breakdown after watching the spring game this weekend and some encouraging signs..... Whipple is hands down the most important acquisition this off season. Granted you need talented players, but it is nice to have a real offensive coordinator with a plan and some imagination. A rundown on things I noticed from the offense during the spring game.... Also keep in mind Randy Shannon and others said after the spring game we only saw about 25% of the offense.... 1. Most of our offensive plays were run out of the I, offset I, shotgun 3 WR, and shotgun w/2 RB and 2 WR. Whipple's offense is predicated on running many plays out of a few formations... The RB and FB were also used extensively in the passing game and there was even a play with two FBs in the I formation with Patrick Hill in at the TB slot... 2. I thought the OL played pretty well especially in the run game and were really trying to impose their will on the defensive front 7. The OL we have now is pretty big and we have more maulers than finesse blockers.... Whipple is playing to their strengths with the offensive play calling.. 3. Taylor Cook looked much better at QB and my money is on him to backup Jacory. He looked a lot more comfortable back there and he has the strongest arm on the team... 4. Mike James continues to impress at the TB spot and word is once he gets down his blocking assignments the starters spot is all but his. Lets see if Baby J or Lamar Miller has anything to say about that.... 5. Damien Berry was the surprise of the spring game at TB and really hit holes hard and ran with authority... 6. Laron Byrd is shaping out to be the leader of the WR corps, Jacory likes to throw the jump ball up to the big fella to go get it. 7. Houston we have some deep balls...... Finally an Offensive Coordinator that is not afraid to stretch the field. How many of you guys were really sick of the conservative short play calls by Nix the last 2 years? Ugh... made me want to puke... I want an offense that attacks the defense and stretches the field to create angles in the running game and with a semblance of hope that if we get into a 3rd and 10 or 15 situation there is at least some confidence we can convert.