People have been going back and forth about our offense, and why it sucks balls. I will contend that it is both by design, and by execution. The premise that we have no talent is unfounded. What we have is a coach who doesn't put the talent in a place to succeed, and players who lack execution week in and week out on that side of the ball. These are the reasons some of us have ridden GD since his arrival. Below I have captured just a few plays so you all can see the fundamental design problems, plus the breakdowns in execution. Let's start with the first play we ran, shall we?
Empty set with trips left. All receivers are accounted for at the line of scrimmage. The design problem with this play, is that James T Kirk, the slowest receiver we have, is the guy we chose to throw the ball to. He has about the same ability to outrun OU defenders, as I do to catch Bolt in a 100 meter race.
Here is where the execution faults come in. By design, this play is meant to wall off the outside defenders, and cut loose the inside defender to uselessly try and track down the receiver from behind. The receiver circled that is across the line of scrimmage is supposed to block the guy in front of. He whiffs on him completely, leaving the "speedy" Kirk all on his own.
There is the whiff, and there is Kirk showing his blazing speed getting to the edge. This play was doomed from the start, both by design and execution. The coaches know who on the team can run, and Kirk is not one of those names on the list. He is fairly sure handed, but not the guy you choose when running this play.