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The lack of explosiveness under Wilcox is such a huge problem. Cal cannot expect to compete for a Pac-12 title if we can't generate chunk plays. We had so many 8 play, 50 yard drives end in 0 or 3 points because we can't finish drives or we just run out of momentum because it's hard to sustain an offense all the way down the field on 0-10 yard plays.

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So the offense basically sucked last year, as it has every year under the Wilcox era. And that was with all those seniors manning the skill positions and Garbers scrambling from the pocket that kept a lot of drives going. Imagine how it's going to be next year with a ton of inexperience and perhaps a quarterback who is not as mobile as Garbers. (If it's Plummer, he didn't run much at all at Purdue). Ooops, I forgot....Our head coach turned down the Oregon job. Everything is going to be A okay.

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Watch the Mannings on MNF explain that optimal football is first down second down. Musgrave hasn't gotten the message, or doesn't have the horses.

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Very interesting and a superb job with the numbers.

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Piotr, I am curious how you account for different schemes vs. different opponents in your analysis. It's hard to determine any sense of consistency with an offensive playbook as varied as Musgrave's that can be uniquely adapted for any opponent. If we still had Sonny Dykes offense with 33 plays and ran the same plays against anyone and everyone, then it's far easier to do an analysis that has a sample size to be meaningful. Without reviewing tape and looking at down, distance, situation and the defensive front, it's very hard to tell how many times we ran the same play in the same situation, let alone the same play. Musgrave's system is so complex that they can run out of different sets, run different personnel groups for different situations, and they can adjust blocking schemes by customizing for opponents. I think trying to find consistency in the first real year in Musgrave's complex system is a tough thing to do. My sense of things is we could find out more by analyzing each player on a play by play breakdown and get an idea of our player strengths and weaknesses and how that helped or hurt us over the season. I'm just playing devils advocate and thinking outside the box.

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Jan 12, 2022·edited Jan 12, 2022

I'll ask again (I'm new here)...

Is there anyway to contact anyone who runs this site or any writer?

I can only find a generic Rivals tech support, and can't find any general email for communications to this site. I've even tried to message the site via social media with no response

Is there at least a suggestion box?

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Fiat Lux! Nice shining of light onto the darkness of supposition about why we were so mediocre this year. Go Bears!

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the data supports my feelings about the offense. Molasses!

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