Sounds like the same problem we had last year with replacing Ward.
A year ago at this time, Kean, Oladokun and Flowers were learning a new offense. This time, Kean and Oladokun came into spring with a stronger knowledge of Gilbert’s offense than Flowers had entering his senior season.
“Now, Coach calls a play and we know exactly what to do,” Oladokun said. “Coach Gilbert has harped on Year 2, meaning everything should be faster, and it is.”
For as explosive a playmaker Flowers was, there were times when it didn’t feel like he was perfect fit in Gilbert’s offense. He completed half of his passes or fewer in five of 12 games. His completion rate was 53.1 percent, a sharp drop from the 62.5 percent in Willie Taggart’s “Gulf Coast” offense in 2016.
The Bulls finished No. 10 in scoring, but the offense sputtered at times against lesser opponents, and Flowers would turn things around by relying on his legs to make plays.