Check out the first batch of weekly answers…
1) Do you think that Prince or Brehaut is a better fit for our offense? And regardless, do you think Hundley challenges for the starting spot next year? – QB
I think Prince is the better fit right now, but Brehaut is challenging. They both have their plusses and minuses, but I think Prince knows the wrinkles of the offense very well. I don’t think Hundley challenges for a spot next year.
2) Do you think Tony Dye has been the best and most consistent player in the secondary this year? – Anonymous
Yeah, I’d agree with that.
3) It seems like Derrick Coleman has a different gear this year. What do you think? – Anonymous
I think he’s getting better and better at reading the lanes, and really, that’s the only key. Very few running backs in college football have “elite” speed. In fact, the only time you can really even get into fifth gear is on a breakaway. Could some running backs, maybe even Johnathan Franklin, have taken that 73-yard run to the house? Yeah, probably. But the ability to read where the lane is developing is crucial in the Pistol – think of the movie Contact with Jodie Foster, when she goes through the wormholes, and that’s a good idea of how the running game “should” work. Coleman – and Franklin – have been fantastic at reading those holes the last few weeks.
4) Jon- Given our situation, what do you think is the optimal balance between run/pass with our pistol offense? – Dallas Bruin
If the goal is 70 offensive plays, then I would try to run 48 and pass 22. Give or take a couple, of course, but Franklin should have at least 20 carries, Coleman at least 15, and anywhere from 12-15 split between the quarterback, wide receivers and Malcolm Jones.
5) When will Datone Jones be back? He can help our pass rush – Anonymous
There’s no real update on his progress. When I hear anything, I’ll let you know. Definitely at least a month, I think.