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09-08-2007, 05:02 PM
Looking ahead to Miami:
The Cats are quick on defense..people can see that - what kind of trickery, misdirection etc. would Miami try in order to take advantage of the Cat's quick, fly-to-the-ball defensive strengths? What kinds of plays might capitalize on that defense...screens? quick trap plays? Reverse? Flea flickers?
I honestly don't know a lot of football nuts and bolts, but if I'm UC, I sure would like to anticipate what someone who has seen the Cats play for a couple of weeks now would do to turn the Bearcat's speed and pursuit into a negative - and have a game plan to one-up that offense.
09-08-2007, 07:20 PM
As they showed in last weeks game they are not going to be out quicked. The only teams I think that will give us problems on offense are teams with big offensive lines with 300 pound guards and they run a lot off tackle plays. They may be able to wear down our defensive line. But I don't see any of those teams on our schedule. Teams like Iowa, Nebreska, Wisconsin.
I don't know much about Miami this year I don't think there's a Big Ben or a Betts. They ran a lot against Ball St. they opted to pass against Minnesota and lost. There more conservative then Cincy has ever been so I don't see trickery from them. So if the Cats keep there heads grounded it should be another 50 point win.
09-08-2007, 07:51 PM
I'd look for shorter routes. Maybe 5-10 yards passing plays at the most. Negate the speed in the reaction of the UC zone defense.
09-10-2007, 11:07 AM
On the college level, I would expect to see a lot of options, screens, draws etc.
But I know nothing of Miami's O. I did see the Bearcat D the last to games and I am impressed with the control that they show... All of the above are meant to take advantage of an aggressive, over pursuing defense... Which although it may seem like the Cats are, they aren't. They got pressure vs. OSU without a ton of blitzing, they were able to squash the two option attempts I remember seeing with good speed and staying on their role.
Let's hope Miami misinterprets the Cat's speed as aggressive, and if they do, should be another fun one to watch from our side!
09-10-2007, 11:20 AM
I believe Miami has had their own QB competition. I think one distanced himself from the other in the MN game.
But if the Oregon State game is any indication - our defense likes young QBs.
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