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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Amongst all the bad rumors surrounding the inept coaching staff, at least Bill Lazor brings a ray of hope to Miami.

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Perhaps new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will infuse some creative ideas. He has been an offensive coordinator only in college (Buffalo and Virginia), but he’s highly-regarded.

Lazor’s offenses at Virginia (2010-12) used a lot of motions, shifts and formations and tried to disguise plays.

“It’s an offense that takes a lot of time and a lot of work on trying to solve the puzzle,” former Auburn coach Gene Chizik said during Lazor’s tenure at Virginia. “It’s very problematic in a lot of ways because you have to limit what you can do [defensively].”

Iowa assistant Jim Reid, Virginia’s defensive coordinator during Lazor’s tenure there, said the offshoot of Lazor’s disguises and formations is “it’s hard to get a beat on how you would like to blitz them.”

At Virginia, Lazor said: “Teams know we’re going to run the power play. We just don’t want to make it look like the power play.” (Or, presumably, say "go-go" before running plays.)

Lazor ran a pro-style offense at Virginia but has considerable experience in the West Coast offense with Chip Kelly and earlier with Mike Holmgren.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-b ... rylink=cpy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:33 am 
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Amongst all the bad rumors surrounding the inept coaching staff, at least Bill Lazor brings a ray of hope to Miami.

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Perhaps new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will infuse some creative ideas. He has been an offensive coordinator only in college (Buffalo and Virginia), but he’s highly-regarded.

Lazor’s offenses at Virginia (2010-12) used a lot of motions, shifts and formations and tried to disguise plays.

“It’s an offense that takes a lot of time and a lot of work on trying to solve the puzzle,” former Auburn coach Gene Chizik said during Lazor’s tenure at Virginia. “It’s very problematic in a lot of ways because you have to limit what you can do [defensively].”


Iowa assistant Jim Reid, Virginia’s defensive coordinator during Lazor’s tenure there, said the offshoot of Lazor’s disguises and formations is “it’s hard to get a beat on how you would like to blitz them.”

At Virginia, Lazor said: “Teams know we’re going to run the power play. We just don’t want to make it look like the power play.” (Or, presumably, say "go-go" before running plays.)


Lazor ran a pro-style offense at Virginia but has considerable experience in the West Coast offense with Chip Kelly and earlier with Mike Holmgren.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-b ... rylink=cpy


This sounds a lot like the offense John Gruden ran. I wonder if Lazor will have Tannehill more mobile.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:56 am 
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This whole nit picking at who to keep and who to fire never works out... 2014 will be a disappointing year.

Clean house Ross... quit the BS.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Even if Lazor is a great cord, will Philbin listen?


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