Originally Posted by Florida_Bronco
I can understand where you're coming from, but the fact of the matter is that the option style game just wasn't working anymore. It worked great with Devaney and Osborne, but Solich just didn't have the same success and I doubt there was anyone else on the staff that could have done better.
The option game is just outdated and there really aren't any young coaches coming up through the ranks that I feel can run it to Nebraska's standards, so it was definetly time for a change.
Solich wasn't a great coach and despite that he was just two years removed from playing in a National Championship game. If that isn't working anymore then please send that type of failure to Bloomington, IN for my Hoosiers.
If the option offense doesn't work anymore somebody might want to let Paul Johnson and Navy know that as he continues to beat up on programs with superior talent using it. He took over a program that was 1-20 in their 21 games before he got there. After one bad season to get his option offense in place he went 8-5, 10-2 and 8-4. 3 straight bowls and consecutive bowl victories.
Prior to that he took over a 4-7 Georgia Southern team and went 10-3 in his first year and went on to win back to back Division II National Championships in just 5 seasons before heading to Navy. So in summary if 419 yards of offense per game along with 32.6 points per game with inferior talent is broken then I can't imagine what a non-broken system would look like.