I'm not saying those things are inevitable - but they would certainly be possible. And before you say "Bud's defense would never get that bad." remember - he's now the HC - it's not his defense, it's another DC. Would he jump in to help control the damage? Now you have two cooks in the kitchen -- never a good thing. Make no mistake about it -- if Bud moves to HC, the defense will change. And that means it may very well be less effective than before -- there aren't too many DCs that are as capable as Bud. It would be unfair to even a very good one to expect him to pick up with no let down.
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http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-o...e-zone-read/); however, the Hokies have not had the talent to run it effectively nor the desire to run hurry up O as have the Ducks.
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I have a lot more confidence in Bud Foster's ability to find and hire a DC that could run some semblance of the 4-3 system we run than I do in Tech implementing a spread offense.
The best example of how that would look would be Rich Rodriguez trying to implement his spread offense at Michigan. Granted, what Chip Kelly ran at Oregon is a different kind of spread than what Rodriguez ran at Clemson and West Virginia.
But the pain in changing from a pro-style offense to a spread offense would be the same at Tech as at Michigan. Anything is possible of course. But I just can't see Foster, perhaps aged 58 when he gets the Tech job, sacrificing three seasons to transition offensive styles.