Don't give up on these guys already.
There was a report that Boren was taken out to rest a high ankle sprain. True or not, I don't know.
How many of you "fans" would be saying these things if it was your son.
He reportedly is keeping his scholly. Good move by whoever made that call.
I agree, but we didn't know who was going to blitz. At least we'd have someone there to account for them and whoever didn't have to pick up a blitzer could slip out to the area you're referring to. Like I say, I'm not an expert here but I would have liked to see us try something else to give Barrett some time.
When V tech put 8 in the box it took away the short routes and didn't give Barrett time to throw the deep ones. If we have to run 2 man routes and keep 8 guys in to block then one of the recievers is single covered. With some of our skill people, I don't think one defender can cover them one on one for very long. Giving Barrett time to throw is the key. Mix that up with screens and jet sweeps. It can't be any worse than getting sacked or hurried every time. At least Barrett would have time to throw it away if no one was open. Getting stuck in third and 20 all day won't win a lot of games. I suppose there are are reasons Herman doesn't try something different. I think the "Mensa" tag is gone but he has to be smarter than me. Doesn't he?
Some of these non conference games are scheduled too far in advance. A couple years should be enough.
Key word.."nearly". Happens to all QBs.
D.J., I really enjoy your stuff. That said, I listened to "Barrett made some freshman mistakes" all evening Saturday and all day yesterday. How many mistakes did he actually make? Obviously the pick was one but of the other two passes he didn't complete, one he threw away and the other probably should have been caught. The read he made on the option play was bad but if we're going to nit pick that, then Braxton made about ten "freshman" mistakes a game. Granted, Braxton turned some of these into big plays, but he lost yards on some in critical situations and I'm not the only one that noticed it. A lot of people even wanted Guiton to take over the QB job. I'm just saying let's give Barrett a break. The few mistakes he made were ones any QB makes in a game, not just freshmen.
Great point. Add in the fact that we were installing a completely new defensive scheme. Doesn't leave a whole lot of time to focus on this offense. I, for one, am going to reserve judgement until next week.
Don't understand why EGW goes 126 yds on 12 carries in a loss. I would probably give him a few(!) more carries.
To really stretch a defense you not only have to throw the long passes, you have to complete them. I could be off here but I don't remember that many that were completed. Braxton's inaccuracy on the short routes allowed the defense to put more stress on covering the deep ones.