If it ain’t broke… eh, go ahead.

SOD’s a smart guy, so I guess KISS is a principle that doesn’t apply to him.

Through three weeks of spring practice, there’s no point using one catch-all phrase to define Derek Dooley’s offense that’s taking shape at Mizzou.<

The playbook is too cumbersome to file under one genre. Is it a spread offense? A pro-style model? A combination ? All of the above, and more.

“We’re throwing a lot at (the players), seeing what sticks,” said Dooley, the first-year coordinator, after Tuesday’s practice as the Tigers get closer to their April 14 Black and Gold game. “You kind of sling it up on the wall and whatever sticks you keep it going. You throw a little more on the wall, see what sticks and keep it going.”

Yeah, this is going to end well.

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25 responses to “If it ain’t broke… eh, go ahead.

  1. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Well, at least it’s a process. 😉

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  2. How did he ever get admitted to the University of Virginia? I wonder if Drew Lock is thinking a mid-round selection may not have been so bad after all.

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    • ChiliDawg

      In retrospect it’s probably a better outcome for him than where he’ll end up by the time SOD gets done with him.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Is it really too late to declare for the nfl draft? I mean, what’s the worst that could happen – he misses the regular nfl draft and goes in a supplemental draft like Paul Oliver did?

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      I know/work with a lot of people like SOD who are highly educated but will amaze you at times with their general lack of EQ or common sense, in which you sit back and think that he just must have some powerful family members who helped to get them into that given elite school.

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  3. 92 grad

    Benefit of the doubt in my mind. Hopefully he is working the kids hard in the spring and will develop a simple effective offense over the summer and give the kids the right offense in the fall.

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  4. Russ

    Geez, and I thought Herm Edwards was clueless.

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  5. DavetheDawg

    Whatever their offense was, there weren’t many teams that improved more in the 2nd half of last season than Mizzou. If Dooley wants to harsh that mellow, I’m fine with it.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Meh, who needs to learn the playbook anyway. Just use hand signals a la Todd Grantham.

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  7. dawgtired

    ” “You kind of sling it up on the wall …”

    Well that doesn’t sound like a ‘disciplined’ approach.

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  8. 202dawg

    Part of me hopes this sounds worse than it is. The other part hopes it’s EXACTLY as bad as it sounds. I hope it’s the latter.

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  9. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    I like orange.

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  10. Stoopnagle

    So let me get this right: we’re going on the road to face the best quarterback on our schedule (15-25 253 4-1) and the OC’s philosophy is to throw shit on a wall and see what sticks?

    AWESOME!

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  11. tbia

    Does Barbara even have to worry about a half red/half gold outfit for his possible return to Sanford in 19?

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  12. TnDawg

    Don’t know which is worse, the coach that hired him or SOD?

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  13. Bulldog Joe

    It’s Mizzou.

    Ask them what happened the last time someone decided to sling shit up on the wall.

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  14. BMan

    For SOD, I’m thinking that the KISS principle still applies: Keep it Stupid, Simpleton.

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  15. Hogbody Spradlin

    Uh-oh

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  16. I read this and I am like “is this real?”

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  17. Uglydawg

    There are some really nasty things that will stick to a wall.

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