Saturday, February 16, 2013
Borges talks changes to Michigan offense
By Vince Verhei
Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Al Borges prefers a traditional attack with a quarterback under center, but the unique talents of former starter Denard Robinson somewhat forced the team into using more spread formations over the past few year. Now that Robinson is gone and Devin Gardner, a more accurate passer, will be taking snaps, Borges says there will be some changes to his offense.
"To a degree, we're transforming our offense," Borges tells Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press. "We're not completely changing our offense. You saw a closer version of it toward the end of the season. But we're going to stay up with the times. There's some things people are doing with mobile quarterbacks that we're going to keep, we're not going to get rid of. But to say we're going to be an 80% spread team like we were early last year, a lot of that's going to go by the wayside. But we're not going to completely eliminate that part of our offense as long as we have a kid under center who's a threat."