Coach Robert Anae
sat down to talk with us about the new offensive philosophy: Go hard. Go fast.
The new philosophy is rooted in Anae’s experience at the Univeristy of Arizona. When Rich Rodriguez became Arizona’s head coach, the system changed.
“How you conditioned in the off season, how you approached the weight room, how you practice, how you’re graded--that all changed,” Anae said. “I thought, ‘Dang. That would fit Bronco Mendenhall
’s staff,’ because that’s exactly what he’s doing on the defensive side that promotes greatness.”
The application of the offensive philosophy will require more effort on the part of the players.
“Every guy in exit interviews said, ‘We had no idea. Oh my gosh, I’ve got to approach summer with a whole new mindset or this offense will throw me in the ditch,’” Anae said. “Every guy came out of spring with a new awareness that he’s gotta get stronger and faster. They [the players] said to every one of their position coaches, ‘I was not ready for this.’”