Q: Hi DC, Great work covering the Huskies. With the fact that our O-line is having difficulty run blocking and pass protecting, what would you think of possibly putting Whitmer into shotgun more. I notice against Syracuse the deep drops he has to take under center give him very little time to react against the rush. Putting him in shotgun more often could at least give him time to react and possibly open up the running game with a few draw plays. Also a few more rollouts would probably be beneficial as opposing Defenses are just teeing off on us. Thoughts? Tom, NYC
A: Sure. I mean they have to look at both of those things and probably a few others including the short passing game, which I think really would help this team move the ball down the field. There’s no reason these guys can’t have the same success Western Michigan and Rutgers dragging guys across the middle and then picking your spots to unload on the defense. Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t see why that can’t work but more to your point Whitmer could have been hurt pretty bad against Syracuse and on one hit I thought he did get hurt pretty bad but something has to be done to take advantage of what he can do.