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During his Monday press conference, Ed Orgeron was asked several questions about the play-calling issues from Saturday's loss to Auburn:

"During your preseason games and whatnot, did you guys practice calling in plays, and did you feel like you had a pretty good grasp on that?"
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"We practiced calling in plays," Orgeron said. "And in fact, because we had two new coordinators, our team periods were mostly scripted. In camp we went one team period scripted, one team period not. We let them call plays. We worked on taking the field with 25 seconds less, that's called the winning edge. So most of those things have been worked on."
"Is it more challenging during the game with the crowd noise and chaos?"
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"Yeah, I'm sure it is. Jake (Peetz) is trying to do a tremendous job, I believe in him. It's just a couple of things that we need to get fixed."
"Talking with Max (Johnson) after the game Saturday, he was very frustrated, obviously as he should be and I'm just wondering with him, the whole offense, and the team... where is the trust and faith level for Jake Peetz as a play-caller?"
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"Here's the thing, I need to take the responsibility for that," Orgeron said. "I talked to the offense and will continue to talk to them about the things we need to get fixed. There are some things that are very fixable. We just need to settle down. Mostly just call the play and let it go. And not try to change the play. I think that's when we are having problems. It's not that the guys are not working or trying. But they might be trying a little too hard. We need to simplify what we are doing on offense and let our players play."
"Is the play coming in too complicated, or is Max trying to do too much with that play, with regards to the situation?"
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"First of all, obviously the play clock.. when we do it, we have to give them enough time. The times that we had to call a timeout, there wasn't enough time so we shouldn't have tried to change the play. And I'm going to say this again, I'm fully responsible for that. I want to make that clear. And we are going to get that fixed."
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SNAP THE BALL QUICKER! I'd like to see Max just call the play himself when coaches taking too long we'd be much better off. Max will have taken a massive step ownership and leadership of the team. It's better to run a bad play quickly than waiting to snap the ball with less than 5 seconds on the clock. Somebody might want to consult with Gus Malzhan about all this as he is one of the original progenitors of the pistol. He would say running a bad play really quickly will turn out well 3 or 4 times more often than calling the (not so) "perfect" play and using all of the play clock. The running game success is almost entirely dependent on running the plays quickly. If we insist on using the entire play clock, at least get in a huddle so the defensive coordinator on the other side doesn't have 25 seconds to look at your alignment!
Reply20 days
Crowd was to loud for home tean to call plays?
Reply21 days
Sounds just like reading a miles press conference other than missing miles kindergarten grammar
Reply21 days
Urban Meyer 2022 anyone???
Reply21 days
Lock up your wives, boys, if that happens.
21 days
Always so many things "to fix." Woodward needs to "fix" O's employment status. It's crystal clear he is not the answer despite what 2019 tried to fool us about Orgeron's ability.
Reply21 days
Saturday night, throw the coordinators and players under bus. Monday day, take full responsibility while also saying plays shouldn’t have been changed but we know he doesn’t call plays.
Reply21 days
This screams of lack of being prepared, communication issues and exwcuting the fundamentals. Ina nutshell
Reply21 days
In a nutshell a summary of what is wrong with the team. The basics of what the coaching staff hasn't done. Lack of prep, soubd funadmentals and execution.
21 days
He says everything is his fault and his responsibility. That is his response to everything and has been for five years. I wish in my job this answer would work out to where I had million dollar buyouts, too.
Reply21 days
Crowd noise? Wasn't this game at home?
Reply21 days
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