Trooper Taylor: One of our play calls is like a paragraph
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday April 17, 2012
Posted by: Pete Roussel on April 17, 2012
Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor described one of the differences between Scot Loeffler's offensive system and the system under former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.
Taylor told WJOX 94.5 in Birmingham on Tuesday morning, "One of our play calls is probably as long as a paragraph, when they're use to just getting one signal, and now they're getting basically a west coast offense."
Taylor is hoping wide receiver Emory Blake can have a great off-season in the weight room, so that he can become durable enough to play 70 plays a game in the most physical conference in the country.
Trooper added, "It's really about taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. When he does have a chance to make a play, he's got to make that play, whether it's five times in a game or one time. Because in this league, all it takes is one play. In this league and the type of players you are going to come across and the type of defenses you are going to see in this league, you have to make the plays when they present themselves."
"It may be one or two, but those two plays can make the different in winning and losing. And that's where Emory has got to understand how important those are. It's like possessions in basketball. You can't turn it over. In football, every possession is important. Well, for Emory, every ball that is thrown to him, every route he runs, is important."
Like Taylor, Texas head coach Mack Brown made a comparison to basketball earlier this spring with a similar point.
Auburn opens the 2012 season against Clemson in the Georgia Dome. A week later, the Tigers will travel to Mississippi State.
In case you missed Gene Chizik's recent pre-practice speech, it was a good one:
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