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I'm late to the party re: Andy Ludwig


but as a Ute fan, I think he did a good-to-really good job as an offensive coach. When you look at the players that arrived here as freshmen in 2005, and how they evolved and got better by 2008, it's clear they were coached very well. I never thought Freddie Brown and Darrell Mack would amount to much, but they turned out to be instrumental to our BCS run last year. And except for Tommy Grady, he did a great job as QB coach with Ratliff and Johnson.

The problem (virtually) all Ute fans have with Ludwig is his play-calling. Too frequently he outsmarted himself. We'd drive 50 yards down the field using zone runs and the intermediate passing game, our bread-and-butter offense, then we'd try a fumblerooski or a reverse pass. These plays worked against bad defenses, but they put us in horrible situations against decent-to-good defenses.

Switching to the no-huddle in the 11th game of the season in 2008 was the best thing to happen to the Utes and Ludwig. We scored 63 points against SDSU, maybe the worst team in the conference; 48 against BYU (Brian Johnson was 30-of-36); and 31 against Alabama in the bowl game.

I wish Ludwig and the Bears nothing but luck this year. It would be nice to see a team other than the Trojans win the PAC-10.

The opinions expressed in a FanPost are, in every way, reflective of the opinions of every California Golden Blogs Marshawnthusiast. Moreover, they are reflective of every employee of SBNation, including Tyler "Blez" Bleszinski.

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