Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges: As a coach, it's your job...
Posted by: Pete Roussel on February 29, 2012
Michigan is still a month away from the start of spring practice (March 27), but offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Al Borges is eager to continue developing the Wolverines' offensive system.
Although Michigan defeated Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, the Wolverines finished with just 12 first downs and 184 total yards.
With Denard Robinson and the entire offensive coaching staff returning, Michigan ought to be able to solidify a strong offensive identity coming out of spring practice. Of course, Michigan won't have the luxury of easing into the 2012 season with a season-opener against Alabama.
When asked to describe to type of offensive Michigan ran last season, Borges told the Big Ten Network, "Oh, God. I don't know. I didn't want an offense with a name."
Borges explained, "As a coach, it's your job to make it fit for them. It's not their job to make it fit for you. Now, that's not easy because when you've experienced a certain amount of success doing it a certain way...well you just want to hit the ground running."
"The trick is to figure out how to fit your schematics to match their skill set."
One of the real positives last season was Denard Robinson's ability to overcome tough situations like second-half deficits at Northwestern and against Notre Dame.
Borges said, "I will talk to quarterbacks about you're going to be defined by these situations. Are you a quarterback? Because if you are, I'm going to find out now. I'm not going to find out when we're ahead 35-0."
Here's the entire interview with Al Borges:
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