- Nov 3, 2008
- Reaction score
What grade would you give the Gophers coaching staff in the Georgia Southern win?
This is pretty much how I feel. D played adequately (not great...but well enough). O played adequately (35 points). So the coaches did enough to prepare the team and make that happen. They also made some boneheaded calls (timeouts, going on 4th, running Green into 9 man boxes...etc, etc.) that put the game in jeopardy. Feels like a C-They won, so I gave them a C. Let's call it a C- though. Lots of interesting decisions made and I'm not entirely sure they had the team ready to play.
The timeout thing has been from day 1 with Fleck. Complete head scratcher.Had we lost, it would have definitely been an F, but at the end of the day, it was good enough to win, so I went C, but felt generous.
I posted this elsewhere, but seems relevant here. Timeout usage is very frustrating. Does anyone know why we cant get plays called in more efficiently? Seems like every week we either are burning timeouts, taking delay of game penalties, or letting precious seconds tick off in hurry up situations because we cant communicate well enough.
The 4th and 1 call was absolutely boneheaded. No idea why you risk opening the door for this opponent when up 8 late in the half and standing to get the ball to start the second.
Majority are in the D-F camp. Somebody described the start of this season as a Hot Mess...pretty spot on.In that C/C- camp that a bunch of you seem to be falling into after this one. Lots to work on during the bye week for both the players and the staff. Hopefully they can find that group that finished off the season last year and break them out during Big Ten play again.
I was so involved with all the negative stuff that I saw where it distracted me how good the defense really was on defense in the 2nd half. 8 yards? Thats pretty good.I want to go D, but I'm going C because they won, and the last drive was well coached to win the game.
Defense only gave up 8 yards in the second half.
Yeah, tough to separate that at the time. The scores were OL/Blocking issues. The D did their job 2H.I was so involved with all the negative stuff that I saw where it distracted me how good the defense really was on defense in the 2nd half. 8 yards? Thats pretty good.
Since we won, I gave them a D. The timeout on the GSU 2 point conversion is still unbelieveable. Whether they go for 1 or 2 was irrelevant at that time. Ridiculous use of a timeout.So close to a blowout. Had to be to give up 2 touchdowns when GSU didn't even have possession!
That's the spread right there.