This fits in with my and other fans’ suspicion that the offense under Joker Phillips and Randy Sanders was cumbersome, at best. We always wondered why it seemed to take two years for a quarterback to learn the system. The offense for Andre' Woodson and Mike Hartline didn’t really click until their junior year.
Patrick Towles said this offense, from a newcomer's perspective is easier to pick up than the previous one.— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) March 20, 2013
The reason I am writing this is to contrast what we’re seeing and hearing about Neal Brown’s approach. Consider this video from UKAThletics.com (Note - Guy Morriss sighting!):
You can get a rudimentary understanding of how he coaches. Listen for the "Pistol" and "Zone Read" and you’ll get a little understanding about Brown’s running game. I intend to post more on the Zone Read offense (which Oregon uses) later on during Spring Practice.
What we are witnessing is a whole new approach than what we've experienced in the past. Brown works with all his quarterbacks at the same time and they switch off on reps. The main thing, though, is the pace that is much faster than what our players have been used to.
It is time to get excited, folks. Thanks for reading.