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Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Akron passes on KU’s Warinner

December 9, 2009

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Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who on Monday interviewed for the University of Akron head coaching vacancy, did not get the job, a school official confirmed Wednesday.

Akron, which last month fired coach J.D. Brookhart and his staff following a 3-9 season, is expected to announce Notre Dame assistant head coach Rob Ianello as the program’s new coach during a Thursday news conference.

Warinner began his career at Akron in 1984, when he served one season as the running backs coach before moving to Michigan State. He served two seasons there before moving on to Army, Air Force and Illinois.

Akron would have represented Warinner’s first head-coaching job.

In the past three seasons under Warinner, who was recently named a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association’s National Assistant Coach of the Year award, the Kansas offense thrived, finishing the 2009 season ranked seventh in the NCAA in passing offense (310.3 yards per game) and 25th in total offense (422.42).

The Jayhawks also produced their top three passing and top three total offense seasons in school history under his watch.

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jayhawks71 4 years, 4 months ago

People need to watch the offense closely. There were numerous times that defenses were making substitutions/adjustments that we could've taken advantage of and caught them mid-sub, mid-shift. Instead, just like clockwork, every non-blocker would stop and look at the sideline. Then Reesing would have to communicate the change to the line so that the blocking was correct. Reesing wasn't doing anything that wasn't on the list except when he was running for his life. While I don't expect Peyton Manning and the Colts, I like how they get up to the line and keep the defense from subbing. When the QB can read the defense and make an adjustment on the fly, he can expose the defense. KU runs up to the line then always stops and stares to the sideline. The other problem is that the defense can disguise their coverage and tip a different coverage to the Offensive Coordinator who then signals an adjustment. Then, once they see that the QB has received and is communicating the adjustment, the defense can change the look. By that time, the play clock has run out.

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Graczyk 4 years, 4 months ago

I hated that aspect of KU's offense. I've started to notice that other teams do it too. Maybe it's been there for awhile and I just didn't notice it until it started to bother me with KU.

I was watching another game the other day and the team on offense was looking at the sidelines and got a delay of game penalty. The announcer lamented, "Oh for the days of the huddle." Too funny.

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shubes69 4 years, 4 months ago

that may be true... but its not like we had one of the top offenses in the country or anything?? without warinner we would still be running the bull**** offense under nick quitaro (im sure im spelling that wrong) and reesing sure didnt have a problem adjusting on the fly... i dont kno what player you were looking at...

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seth5792 4 years, 4 months ago

nicely said jayhawks.....I agree.

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jayhawks71 4 years, 4 months ago

They missed out on having a head coach that will ensure that his offense must spend time looking over at the sideline instead of teaching a QB to read a defense and adjust on the fly.

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shubes69 4 years, 4 months ago

akron doesnt know what they missed out on

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