Mandel on O-line effect on QB play
Interesting article by Stewart Mandel comparing the starts by the Texas and Oklahoma QBs;
SI.com - Writers - Stewart Mandel: Importance of offensive-line play and more
In particular the question from the Texas fan:
"Hey Stewart, what is up with Texas' offense? Why did Colt McCoy only take a deep shot once the entire game against UCF? I am sick of these slants, hitches and shotgun handoffs to Jamaal Charles."
"Considering this (the offensive line) is the only variable that's significantly changed on Texas' offense, it stands to reason that McCoy's struggles are a direct result of it. ... If he's not throwing downfield as much this season, it's probably because he doesn't have time."