If we still had McElwain I think we run the ball more against LSU and win a little easier and give the D a little rest and the same thing with ATM. The main reason is he knows the sec defenses a little better so he grounds and pounds a little more.
I am not bashing or saying anything bad about Nussmeier but I just think experience was key this year. If we have such a good O-line and its our strength I think McElwain would have run the ball 3 times and maybe a play action at the end of the ATM game and we score vs Nussmeier who passes the ball and does not use our o line.
Again not bashing just thinking experience would have helped although I know styles are slightly different too.