Sherrone Moore provides frank response on the run-heavy offense of Michigan
Sherrone Moore is sticking with what works. The Michigan co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach is leaning on his powerful running game.
It’s clear Moore’s game plan has been working based on the results. The Wolverines are 10-0 behind Heisman hopeful Blake Corum. In addition, quarterback J.J McCarthy and running back Donovan Edwards round out the explosive attack.
“It all happens,” said Moore. “It’s kind of a flow. It’s kind of a feel of what happens in the game. If it’s working, you’ve got to force people to stop it. You look at the number from last year at the same time, we’re about the same as we were last year numbers-wise -pass-run,run-pass yards, and actually sometimes even a little bit better at some things.”
All Corum has done is rush for 1,349 yards (5.9 avg) on 227 carries and 17 touchdowns. McCarthy, a dual-threat Qb, has 195 yards and 3 touchdowns on his own. Edwards is second on the team with 471 yards and 4 touchdowns.
When things are working like that, Moore’s not sure why the team would try something else:
“So it’s just kind of a feel for the game,” said Moore. And you get to a game like that, and you run the ball and it’s five yards a carry, then six, then seven and eight and nine. It’s like, Why stop? Why do anything else?”
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Michigan is partly in a position to make the College Football Playoff because of it.
(H/T 247 Sports)