Is USC’s offense too easy to figure out?
Fox analyst Brock Huard made a comment about knowing where the ball was going based on the formation.
And remember what I wrote back in March after I spoke to an NFL scout who watched North Texas practices (where Graham Harrell coached).
“They definitely want to throw the ball so the defense has to dare them to run,” the scout said. “Your alignment can force them to run.”
“This is what Washington has done in recent years against Washington State, which includes a three-man front and eight players dropping back in pass coverage.”
I just read the comments to that post and of course the first guy says USC will beat Washington in 2019. And another complains that dropping 8 guys back is no “magic bullet” and “it’s hard to cover fast guys in space.”
Will these guys show contrition today? Doubtful.
- Huard also mentioned USC had two plays over 40 yards and Washington gave up only one last season.
But here’s the thing: Washington lost nine defensive starters from last season. So I don’t think that’s too big a deal against a defense that started at least two true freshmen in the secondary.