I was, and am, as upset as anyone about the game. So frustrating! But, I think a lot of the comments I’m hearing from fans and writers aren’t completely fair.
1. We are seeing the future of the conference. Briles is without question the best Offensive coach in the game, and Patterson is probably the best defensive coach in the game (no worse than second, depending on your opinion of Saban). But Briles now has a defense, and Patterson now has a great offensive coordinator.
Baylor’s recent rise has really helped their recruiting, and TCU in a power 5 conference has led to some much better recruiting as well. (You think their recruiting won’t get a huge lift after this year?) And Snyder will always have KSU in the top 3 or 4 in conference due to excellent execution and tireless work.
Patterson will probably lose his offensive coordinator sometime in the next few years and we’ll see what happens after that, although his shift in philosophy (allowing the offense to open up) means they at the very least won’t be shooting themselves in the feet due to stubborn antiquated offensive ideas.
Even if Briles loses his defensive coordinator I doubt he’ll have problems getting someone on par with him. Their offense allows their defense to be aggressive and it won’t be hard to find someone who can take their good athletes and be aggressive.
2. It’s easy to blame Mike Stoops for our defensive performance, but remember, even Patterson wasn’t able to stop Baylor’s offense. It’s simply unstoppable and the only ones who have been able to stop it are Baylor themselves.
3. Briles runs as perfect an offense as has probably ever existed. It’s the perfect example of what an offense should be from the top down. Briles will always be able to make adjustments, because of the foundation of the offense. It’s easy to criticize Heupel for not making adjustments, but it’s not that easy. To be able to make adjustments like that you have to change the foundation of the offense.
Briles understands every inch of his offense. It’s as efficient as an offense can be and it starts with very clear concepts. He knows everything a defense can do to try and stop it, and there are options in place to take advantage of them. So, you may limit them for a while, but eventually they will figure out how to score on you.
Our offense is a hodge podge of random plays and concepts and is such that we can’t make adjustments. All we can do is just move on to the next package of plays in the gameplan. There’s no structure to it, no efficiency, no cohesiveness. There’s no chess match going on.
What this game exposed, even moreso than has been exposed so far, is that we need desperately to wipe the offense and start over. New coordinator, new philosophy, new foundation. Stoops needs to do like he did when he first came here. He purposely took a single offensive mind, one he had the most trouble stopping as a defensive coordinator, and gave him full control over the offense to build it from scratch. No other coaches had authority and if Leach didn’t like something, it didn’t go in. When Mangino got upset at Leach, Stoops told him that whatever Leach wants goes! …Read the Rest of This Article by CLICKING HERE!