In Morelli’s article below, he’s hoping for a new offense this week. Key line is below link.
Penn State is off this week. Hopefully, coach DeChellis and his staff are installing some new offenses, teaching the squad how to break a press and learning how to score against a 2-3 zone, something they couldn’t do on Saturday.
Vs. zones, esp 2-1-2’s, the way to beat them is not solely perimeter passing, but getting underneath the zone, getting it inside. Bobby Knight’s response to “what’s the most important thing on defense?” “Keep your eye on the ball”. Well, if vs. 2-1-2, you pass the ball to the low post and keep an offense player both at the wing and the corner on the strong side, how can the opponents covering these two players keep their eye on both the ball and their man? That’s why it’s so important to get it inside.
Because I don’t want to start another thread, just a comment on Ed’s conference today, as listed in the news window above by PSUStretch. Ed said, “unlike when Claxton went down, and the team rallied late in the season, this year’s Big 10 is much better.” I guess that’s a pretty damning admission that he’s been outrecruited for the last two years. Why didn’t he just say that? PSU got 8 players since that season, not counting walk ons. IMO, after landing Battle, it was time to aim high and try to land top 100 players. Many here felt that at the time.