Well... not exactly.
But, JT has gotten a bad rap over the past few years for having a 'stagnant' and 'predictable' offensive schemes. I think some of this criticism was deserved, but I also think some of it was simple accommodation to the personnel he had on the team. I mean we did see some accomodation to 'spread formations' and 'spread technique' with things like shotgun formations and more receivers in formation. But as our QB and OL play deteriorated, this became less practical. JT attempted to disguise his lack of new scheme with fancy formations and shifts. Largely, this approach did not work.
This year, however, JT has introduced two new elements to the offense that show promise: Pistol formations and plays, and Read-Option runs.
I think both of these elements have more to do with the abilities of Zach Maynard than with any radical new thinking from Tedford. However, I am encouraged by the implication that JT is not as stagnant in his offensive thinking as I had feared. He seems to be taking pieces/parts from multiple offensive schemes and attempting to weave them into Cal's offensive arsenal -- which is a good thing I think. It shows that he keeps his eyes open for what works, and he attempts to apply them; because sometimes scheme matters as much as personnel.
Too often we label an offensive identity: spread, pro-style, down-hill running team, etc. But I'm not sure this offensive identity thing is what matters. What any team wants from an offense is effectiveness: the ability to move the ball and to score. I say the identity of that kind offense is 'whatever works'.