Just about everything he said should theoretically alleviate our concerns here about the “who?” factor regarding Donovan…IF…Lake’s instincts are on.
If Donovan can pass the x’s and o’s test with Lake, it gives me some confidence with Lake’s experience in the NFL.
A somewhat reassuring interview.
Honestly his comments about Donovan did nothing to squelch my concerns about the offense.
He spent a large chunk of time talking about how Donovan would be able to implement pro concepts and all of the benefits running a pro-style offense gives our players when it is time for them to be drafted.
While I love sending players to the NFL and that’s a good badge of honor for us, I would rather we score points here in college. I don’t think any spread team that’s piling up yards and points is having trouble getting guys drafted…
Honestly when he was describing what he wanted from the offense it sounded a lot like what we see out of Brian Schottenheimer. North and South, he talked a lot about running the football using tight ends and fullbacks. As a fan of UW, I don’t want to watch what the Seahawks do on Saturdays, because it’s boring and largely ineffective. I don’t think recruits want to play in that. I don’t think that will help our team achieve anything more than the occasional Pac-12 title.
People comparing this to Joe Brady at LSU and how that is technically “pro-style” just because Brady was with the Saints. Well no, they’re still running a spread. They’re not constantly running out 12 personnel or using a fullback, they’re using spread formations.
I just don’t get it.