I hear you, but we honestly don't know what Manny wants, beyond "speed and aggression." We all assumed some kind of read-option spread or Air Raid because of the names being floated but we can't really say that's actually what Manny had in mind. Maybe Enos will bring elements of spread from Bama. Maybe he'll run what he ran at Arkansas. Most likely a combination of those things. I'm just saying that, at least in his one stint as OC at Arkansas, he proved that he can do exactly what was asked of him at an extremely productive level.Sure, but you can do that with anybody. "Hey, I'm going to hire you, but this is what I want you to do. Now go do it." The problem is we are all hoping this 50 year old CAN do it. He can adapt more modern concepts into his offense, because we don't have the overall talent to make his preferred scheme successful.
I'd much rather have hired somebody that is already running what we ideally want.
Perhaps he’s more of a “technician” than an “etched in stone” kinda coach. We owe it to ourselves to wait an see how it all pans out. 15 years and four dudds is a lifetime for some. I’m grateful to be a Cane fan today.It's just odd to hire somebody to do something he doesn't naturally want to do.
His offenses aren't running a ton of pre-snap horizontal motion along the line. They aren't running tempo.
We're basically going to have our defensive minded coach force our OC to do what he naturally doesn't want to do?
Nice write upI live in Alabama (God help me) and when Enos' name first showed up as a candidate in another thread I kinda brushed it off as a pipe dream. This guy is one of the best football coaches in the country, hands-down. He is a major quarterback whisperer. Everywhere he's gone, the QBs put up ridiculous numbers. At Arkansas he groomed the two Allens (Brandon and Austin) to back-to-back 3000 yard seasons. We all saw what he did with Tua this year, and even had Hurts prepared to step in and win the SEC Championship game - Hurts looked more like a QB in that game than in any other during his career. This guy will get the absolute most out of the QB room.
Further, despite the internet mopery, he does NOT run a plodding offense. Is it "pro-style"? I guess, but a better term might be "power run/vertical pass." Here's a pretty good article on him at Arkansas: https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/arkansas-football/arkansas-bielema-plus-enos-match-made-offensive-heaven/
As you can see, Bielema is a run-first coach and so that's what Enos ran there. BUT, you can also see from that article (and others, I'll do a breakdown at some point too) that Enos likes to run out of passing formations and vice-versa. Will he line up in 5-wide sets every down? Probably not, but don't think for a second that this is a "3 yards and a cloud of dust" scheme. QBs have put up gaudy numbers in his offenses - so have running backs - and make no mistake, if Manny wants our offense to run tempo, Enos will run tempo. He's a brilliant offensive mind.
Briefly also, Enos can recruit, has head coaching experience, has been part of a winning and championship-level culture, and was literally on his way to being OC at Alabama before Manny poached him. The Roll Tide-rs down here are in shock that he's leaving. I don't believe the whole "if Saban wanted him he'd still be there" crap. Saban wanted him. So did Kirby. So did a lot of coaches. But he's now the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Miami. And yes, in my opinion, it's a home run.
this is exactly it. the idea that there is only one way to have a good offense -- or only one way to get athletes the ball in space -- is verifiably false if you look at any actual statistics.something we all need to keep in mind that probably deserves its own thread but there aren't just two offensive philosophies in the world - "pro" and "spread." Those days are over. You can run "Spread" with a fullback and 2 TEs and you can run "prostyle" with 5 WR. People get really really hung up on labels. The real question is - can Enos get our athletes in space and allow them to make plays? Can he put them in the best position to succeed? And, in my opinion, he's proven he can do that based at least on his quantifiable production as an OC at Arkansas.