The announcement that Nick Rolovich will call the offensive plays and the Warriors will re-install the run-and-shoot as the base scheme is good news for:
> The offense: Rolovich has studied and run several schemes, but he is most comfortable with the run-and-shoot. Even when the scheme has been shaken with aggressive pass rushes, clingy defenders and nit-picky officiating, it is always a threat to produce yards and points … and fun.
> Unity: Back when they were quarterback and center, as well as housemates who practiced snaps in the hallway, Rolovich and offensive coordinator Brian Smith have shared similar thoughts on strategy. With Smith in the coaches’ booth transmitting important intel, Rolovich has a trusted and experienced pair of eyes to decide plays.
> QBs: The run-pass option was most effective when the QB is a threat to run. Dru Brown and Cole McDonald ran well (an average of 7.8 yards on non-sack scrambles or keepers) but not often (44 non-sack rushes) in 2017. They want to throw. This is their chance to throw. And the offense also will benefit Cole Brownholtz and freshmen Chevan Cordeiro and Jeremy Moussa.
> Receivers: The four-wide offense means, well, there will be at least four receivers on the field most of the time. With Keelan Ewaliko and Ammon Barker graduated, and Dylan Collie transferring, there are a lot of opportunities available.
> Big back: With a fourth receiver, that means one fewer potential blocker. But that also means the return of the super-sized back. Look for Hekili Keliiliki, Kaiwi Chung and, even, Dakota Torres to get some carries.