[quote=“Iron9er, post:36, topic:30641”][quote=“Tintin, post:34, topic:30641”][quote=“Iron9er, post:31, topic:30641”]I’m not understanding the ‘we shouldn’t be in this game with the talent we have’ statements.
Do you guys understand that the QB we played against had 1 1/2 games of experience coming into our game and that MTSU lost to Marshall last week 42-17 in that QB’s first start? We made the game so easy for him in the first half, he hardly threw the ball 5 yards down the field. Yes, we made adjustments at half and I’m glad we got a gameplan together, but we were in such a huge hole. By the way, we shouldn’t have been shocked at what they were going to do, it’s what Rice did to us the entire 2nd half last week. I guess we didn’t have the talent to be in that game, either, though.[/quote]
MTSU beat us by 59 last year with a whole lot of the same guys. MIddle was video game mode compared to our last five game.
QB dunked and dunked the whole game. Qb rating of 37. Had 250 yards in 44 attempts. He was very average today. Against our very average db’s.
We lost to Rice last week because we ran out of offensive linemen (and muffed a punt and dropped four easy catches), which kept our defense on the field, but yes, their talent level is close to us. This is why I impressed with what Lambert is doing.
We were a well oiled machine and had a healthy ol against USM and destroyed them.
We had a somewhat healthy oline at the beginning of the Rice game. DAvis got hurt and we became real mediocre real fast. We hung in there today despite the oline.[/quote]
Yes, he dinked and dunked the whole game, that was my point. That’s all he has the ability to do, and what we allowed him to do in the first half. He had more td’s this game (4), then his whole career up to this point (3). This isn’t the same MTSU team that beat us last year, not without their QB. This is a team that was reeling with 2 straight losses to UTSA (not close) and Marshall (not close).
So you think the coaching performance was good last week? We were up 21-0 vs the last place team in conference and lost. That is good coaching?
Yes, we do have bad injuries to the Oline and they don’t look the same. To be fair, I was saying in my original post the OC had a much better game plan then our head coach. Decision making and D was the problem in this game.
Can anyone explain the 57 yd field goal attempt? The going for it on 4th down at the end of the half with 50 some seconds left allowing them to get a fg? These are bad in game coaching decisions despite what anyone thinks of the overall direction of the program.[/quote]
Sure didn’t like that at all. Didn’t like not trying a field goal from the 20 in the 2nd quarter…but guess what…all coaches from BElichick down make mistakes… and lots of them…every game.
But to me, the effort, the improvement every season far outweighs the bad. We are competing, developing players, and we seem to be graduating them.