A once in a generation QB like JFF makes everyone look like a brilliant coach.
Same way Tebow made Meyer & Mullen a genius? Or the same way that $cam made Gus Malzahan a genius?
When will the idiotic fans amongst us realize that spread formation offenses-whether run heavy or pass heavy; hell, even blended-are here to stay because they WORK?
Its not a gimmick. Its not a player. Its a system that can take even average talents-like Kingsbury himself, or a Symons & Harrell at TTU-and get them to perform at staggering levels.
Defensive players are typically less disciplined because they don't know what plays coming. Spreading them out via OL splits and multi-receiver formations puts even more strain on the scheme and the individual technique a player uses on defense.
Combining that with a massive amount of repetitions that most spread formation teams drill on in practice (because of the simplicity of reads and playcalls, etc), and you have a well-oiled machine versus a group that's literally stretched thin and then asked to do things they're not comfortable with.
These results aren't happening in a vacuum. Leach's offense won a national title in 2000 at OU. Its not like this is a Johnny come lately, folks. Its been here, and it'll stick around here.
BECAUSE IT WORKS.