Borges meshes the spread with the west coast
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
Al Borges was called upon at Michigan to change the offensive scheme from the Rich Rod's spread option, to more of a balanced pro style attack.
But with one of the most electric players in the country at quarterback, Borges was curious to find a way to mesh the two systems to help find success, so he reached out to some coaching friends with a spread background. The result has been dubbed the "spread - west coast" offense
"If we think somebody can help us, I'll make a call here or call there. We're going to do whatever it takes to get it taught." Borges went on to say that the adjustments to his scheme were by far the biggest adaption that he had to make in his 25 year coaching career.
The results were impressive. Michigan ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring, and was able to put up a combined 85 points in their last two games against Nebraska and Ohio State.
Michigan will take on Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on January 3rd.