Originally Posted by Kid A
Some very good points. I think you're right that you can't just run run run against SC. Still, it is important to establish a strong running game so as to control some of the game flow. Nebraska's offense also isn't about stretching the field, it's about picking up shorter chunks of yards. I'm going to be very interested to see what sort of game plan the coaches come up with. It'll have to be pretty dang good if we want a chance.
Kid A, I agree, for them to have a chance they do have to establish a solid running game, whether they set it up with the pass or not. Here's the big problem. Pete Carroll knows the west coast offense as well as anyone in the game, Callahan included. He served as an assistant under Bill Walsh forever. Therefore, he understands how to counter this offense. This is the problem. Nebraska is undoubtedly a great team, but this is a bad matchup. They have a better chance against Texas or Ohio State, simply because they match up better.