How Much of the Old Offense was Roderick?
There have already been reports come out that said that in the UCF game and other games Aaron Roderick, not Jeff Grimes, was doing most of, if not all of the play calling. How true that actually was is anyone’s guess, but what we do know is that the offense had more trick plays and a faster pace. In fact, in the UCF game in the first half plays were on average snapped four seconds faster than against Louisiana Tech and Texas State.
If Roderick was indeed calling the plays against UCF, then the next question becomes, will his trick play and upstart offense keep it’s momentum or slow down a bit? Oftentimes when a coach is interim (essentially was Roderick was unofficially) they take more risks and a “go big or go home” approach. Once they secure a job however they often revert back to a more conservative and “normal” play calling approach.
Knowing Roderick though, if he was really calling all the shots against UCF, we can expect to see more of the same next year and hopefully for years to come.