SPOKANE – Washington State football fans have done their share of grousing lately about lopsided…
Monday Morning Quarterbacking with Alex Brink
I had mentioned after the Oregon State late game meltdown that there seemed to be a disconnect between the play calling and Connor Halliday's decision making. I saw similar things in the loss to Arizona State. We have all heard how much freedom Halliday has to change plays within the offense. Although none of us sit in their weekly meetings, it appears to me that Coach Mike Leach has given Connor control in three distinct ways: 1. Changing run plays: A pretty common practice is for the coach to call a run play but allow the quarterback to choose which side to run the ball based on the defense's alignment. This could include the number of linebackers in the box, which gaps are covered by the defensive line or any blitz looks. 2. Checking out of plays: This could be changing the play to a run, downfield pass or screen based on the defense. Such changes would be discussed during the week using film...
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