Oklahoma State Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich is taking things up a notch next season, if that’s even possible.
The Pokes offense is already one of the most high-powered in the entire nation. How much faster can they get? The Cowboys averaged 78 offensive plays and 547 total yards per game last season. They were fourth in the nation in total yards and third in the nation in points per game averaging 45.69.
After watching video, Mike Gundy noticed that most of the time the offense snapped the ball before the chains were even set once they earned a first down. To boost the tempo would throw defenses off so much there’s no telling how many points the Cowboys could put up, although this could be dangerous if not executed correctly.
The faster the offense moves, the higher chance there is for turning the ball over. The method used is already an “Air Raid Spread” system, to increase the tempo of it will call for precision, the right play calling and most of all very few mistakes. While I agree with the bold decision, one has to contemplate the severity of any blunder. Something as minute as a bad snap, or something as big as an offensive player being confused because things are moving so fast could prove this adjustment defective, ultimately backfiring on the Cowboys.
With all of the quarterbacks proving themselves the previous season, this should prove to be effective. Let’s just hope everyone is on the same page.