I couldn't agree more. The offense just flat out blows. Many of the players don't. This 100 percent falls on coaching. Quality coaching would figure out how to use what you have and get the most out of them. Instead we're stuck with the family business where the kid doesn't have what the old man did and keeps trying to jam square pegs in round holes.I think it’s less about a talent/recruiting problem and more about a bad scheme and the inability to get our best players on the field with the ball in their hands.
Charlie Jones is exhibit A in this argument. At Iowa, he’s the #4 receiver, with 21 catches all year. He transfers to Purdue has his production jumps dramatically— with 21 catches (and a bunch of TDS) in just 2 games.
Jones did not get more talented. He just moved to a team that knows how to utilize offensive talent.
I actually believe any of our QBs could look great in the right system. We’ve even seen that it the past with backup QBs who transferred away.