Here’s my favorite Dana Holgorsen quote, and it’s one of the first we ever heard from him:
“If you run it and it works, do it again,” he said. “If you run it and it sucks, you probably shouldn’t do it again.”
Exception to the rule: Screen passes.
I’ve got a feeling they’ll be used Saturday against Maryland because they were used so often against Oklahoma, and West Virginia allows for a Terrapins/Sooners comparison.
Maryland blitzes frequently and effectively. The Mountaineers must find a way to use that to their advantage, and do so better than they did a week ago when they saw blitzes they will see tomorrow.
Holgorsen was upset with the way the Mountaineers dealt with Georgia State’s blitzes last week, in particular the zero blitzes – plays when the Panthers blitzed everyone except the players left covering receivers one-on-one.
“They probably did it six times to us,” Holgorsen said. “They got us twice, they hit us twice and we did the right thing twice. That’s not good enough. Maryland did that against us last year. They will zero blitz us. They will pressure us. I’m not so sure they won’t come out and do it on every snap. If they do, we’ve got to be able to handle it.”