Aside from receiver drops, hope we play the same against Cincy - including the coaching and play calling. That was encouraging. Watched PSU-Rutgers and someone posted above - the atmosphere was crazy - hope they keep it up. They really should have won - 5 interceptions by the Rutgers QB doomed them. Turned on the um game to see them putting the hammer down on Miami U (It was 17-10) (Miami thought they were finally going to break out of their losing streak in front of a less than packed big house.)
I believe when Curtis came in, he was looked at as a potential defensive end because he had played many different positions in high school. 3 head coaching changes have not helped either. With the issue with Spence, it would be great to see him on the edge rushing the passer with McMillian in the middle.
Larry - Raekwon should stay on the field the rest of the year. He even got a pass interference penalty which was a huge step forward. We've not had a linebacker close enough to a receiver this year to get called for pass interference.
It would have been great if the coaching had been half as good last week as well.I know it was only Kent State but a lot of what they tried today would have been a huge improvement last week.
At least he was close enough to the receiver to get a pass interference call - that is a huge improvement!!!
Would give you 100 up votes if I could. This is much better said than I have been attempting. It takes only common sense to see how bad our play calling is. I also agree - pick your best players and let them play.
Exactly - Our play calling has been overcome by #5, #34, and our OLine last year. It's not just the losses where we have been outcoached either. Our talent level has overcome much of the stupid play calling and bad game management on both sides of the ball. um last year, Northwestern, um in 2012 - most of the other games we are just much better athletically than the opponent. Couldn't believe last year when we had a Def Coord who never coordinated the DLine, Linebackers and DBacks? They were pretty much playing as small units and not as a team - no wonder our D sucked so bad. And HOW do you go through and entire year as the Head Coach and allow this to happen? It is mind blowing and it is not at all where I expected us to be at the start of year 3 of the UFM era. We need some new assistant coaches. Based on what happened with UFM while at Florida, either he is off his game or he hasn't yet hired the level of assistants needed. Hope we get it together soon. I am really tied of losing winnable games - and that goes back to Tressel. As good as he was - I thought UFM was the final piece to get us over the top and I am not seeing it yet.
Nashville - you are right. We are getting outcoached and outgameplanned consistently. It goes back to 2012. I'm tired of hearing such and such needs to play - JUST PLAY HIM! I'm tired of hearing were not going to redshirt and then guys get redshirted (Mitchell) and we lose them. The defensive coaches met separate last year and couldn't get on the same page. Its like no one is really in charge or actually managing the assistants. They just do whatever they want to do. I know that is probably a bit over the top but we had chances to really shine vs. um, MSU, Clemson, and Va Tech and in my estimation, we blew everyone - and not the players - the coaches. Even um - Hoke/Borges out coached us. This is not where I thought the Bucks would be at the start of the 3rd year of the UFM era. Maybe we'll get it together, but I am really disappointed.
Based on results, we do not have the best coaching staff in the business. This can't be the same UFM that left UF or the coaching staff he has now is subpar compared to his UF staffs. Head coach gets all the credit for hiring and managing his staff. We have some good staff members but we have 2 coordinators that are continually out coached or out game planned. Starting with the um game last year, our coaching staff on one or both sides of the ball have failed either in preparation or in game management. The only game in that span that I thought was encouraging was Navy, where we seemed to make adjustments at halftime to help the OLine. I'm tired of listening to talk and want to see some results. Perhaps my expectations were too high when UFM took over, but this is not where I expected us to be starting year 3.
Exactly - the only clown show in town is our coaching. I think we are just getting what we "want to hear." Some our coaching has been head scratching going back to 2012. Expectations were really high - maybe too high - but 4 of the last 5 games have been really disappointing - and not from a players perspective. The issues with freshman playing, redshirting, game planning, play calling - it is not at all what I expected.
Lets hope KSU doesn't load the box.
How about since the second half of the 2012 um game.
Yes - lets hope Kent State doesn't load the box on us.
Hope Kent doesn't stack the box against us or or throw some new wrinkle at us - it could be another long Saturday.
Buck - exactly - UFM gets credit like any CEO for having the right people in place and managing them. I don't think he has the right people yet. Hoping he makes some major changes to key assistants next year. In the interim, A good CEO isn't going to allow for glaring errors and he needs to step in and make his own adjustments during games.
No one is a bigger Bucks fan and no one was more excited when UFM came to Columbus than me. However, there is a pattern that has been developing since the 2012 season where we are getting regularly outcoached. In the weak B1G, our athletes usually overcome those issues - however, against the good teams, our coaching is getting exposed.
Herman is awful. Have been saying it since 2012. Same game plan - Brax comes out and starts throwing bombs. He rarely would start a game giving BM a shot at completing 5 or 6 short, easy passes to open the game and get his confidence going. BM has been bailing out our coaches with his legs and ow with him out, they will get exposed everyt ime we play a top team.
As the head coach, he shouldn't be waiting until after the game to get on his coaches when things are going wrong during the game - he should demand that they be changed. He doesn't seem to ever do that.
Not on the players - on the coaches those last 5 games.
From what I have been reading, I was expecting a couple of weekend verbals. Guess that didn't happen.
This coupled with all of the redshirts last year will begin to hurt recruiting if it already hasn't.
I disagree - that is the point that you mention later - playcalling. You already know that you have a group of inexperienced offensive linemen. Why not roll JT out and throw a few short passes, screens and counters - especially to start just to let everyone gain a little confidence. It is the exact same problem that I have had with Hermann all along - even with Braxton - he opens the game with a 50 yard bomb and we never establish a short passing game. Thought I saw glimpses of what was to come vs. Navy but he has returned to the same old shat. This was not on the players - this was on the clown show called our coaching staff. They have been outcoached and outgameplanned now several times in 2012 (where superior athletes won) and against um, MSU, and now VT.
VT was an embarrassment and it is not on the players. If it was the first time that it happened, then I'd say, we made a mistake. But this is starting to become a pattern. We were totally outcoached and outgameplanned by the VT staff. We knew we had a young offensive line and the play calling was mind blowing. We have a line that is getting T'd off on - so lets do some 5 step drops and throw it 40 yards. We should have dumped the tight end position and played an extra tackle. We were outcoached a few times in 2012 but better athletes won the game. We got outcoached last year by um,. MSU and now VT. Plus we had a dumpster fire defense last year and chose to red-shirt a bunch of guys. Third year into the program and we are not getting better. I love the Bucks - and hope they improve throughout the year, but the only clown show in town now appears to be our coaching staff. I think some key pieces need to go - starting with Hermann. Defensive line looked good, and I thought the DBacks were improved. Hard to tell anything with the offense because of the play calling - it was Borges-esk.
I don't blame this on the players. They were not put in a position to be successful. The only clown show in town is our coaching staff and game planning. Butch is right - Meyer and Herman got taken to the woodshed - and its not the first time.
Borges Hermann has to go.
Part of play calling is utilizing the strengths of each position - or at least to put that position in the best possible place to be successful. That did not happen with the OLine.