"We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls." - FBS mission statement
Okay. So let's put that to the test.
For a guy who helps run a blog called Fire Bryan Stinespring, I'm not really the hater you might assume me to be. I've always said Bryan Stinespring has something to offer Virginia Tech football. He's was a good offensive line coach and is a good tight ends coach. He's dedicated, puts in the extra effort, and I think he genuinely wants Virginia Tech's offense to be successful.
He just stinks on ice as a play caller. I mean bad. Like stupid bad. No feel for the in-game flow whatsoever. He's still calling five step drops when the opposing defense is sending the house. Over and over and over again. It's a miracle he hasn't gotten a quarterback killed.
But the dirty little secret here is I actually like the offense Stinespring has put together, just not the way he calls it. There's a lot to be said about a pro set offense. Recruits like it because it hypothetically makes for an easier transition to the League. It's not gimmicky like Paul Johnson's flexbone or Ruffin McNeil's air raid. It works. If it's called correctly.
I think VT has everything it needs to be successful on offense in Stinespring's playbook, so long as someone can pick the right play out of that playbook at the right time. Stiney has never shown a propensity for that. So lets see what Mike O'Cain can do.