Play to Win
I guess playing offense at
Ralph Freidgen (head coach) has said so himself. In order to streamline the process, he brought on former Terp coach James Franklin for the 2008 season.
James left Terpland to be the receivers coach for the Green Bay Packers. Then coach
So now we have two offensive geniuses on staff. Based on the loss of Josh Portis, who could not get on the field at
It is a shame that we could not get the offense to fit the players. It is going to always be difficult to find the players to fit the system.
It is unreasonable to think that
We have the top rated QB in the 2004 class and could not get him on the field. What is worse is that we don’t think we need him at all. Josh Portis was good enough to put national championship quarterback on the bench for a bit when JP was in
These national power teams found a way to use a run first QB. They adjusted their system. And they won.
Ralph and James did not think he could carry the mental load of the Terp offense. We did not score a point at
The Terps could not score enough at Middle Tennessee, JP got a few plays back in September.
At Virginia Tech, once again Chris Turner could not get it done, where was the spread formation? Where was the Wildcat? Once again, no JP.
I am not saying it is not a complicated game. OK, that is what I am saying. It really is not complicated. JP was / is too good to not put on the field. Run the spread. Use your talent. Win the game.