I'm highly concerned that is exactly what we'll do. It will be effective. We will think we have it fixed or headed in the right direction.
But it will be fools gold since Nebraska is so bad, like our rushing numbers against Oregon State.
Boy does this team have me all over the place in the feels department.
Here come the downvotes.
No, we will not. I base that on the entirety of watching this season.
I leave open the door to change my mind if I see a turnaround from this loss and bye week like the pasting we gave MSU last year plus the whole anything can happen in a rivalry game.
But now, if I had to choose or put money on it. We don't win.
Now I'm off to say a whole bunch of Hail Mary's, and wash my mouth out with soap. I feel physically sick.
Pretty sure Campbell from ISU gets a call before any of the ones you listed with the possible exception of Fickell.
Brohm is the only other one I'd be interested in on that list. Day should get an interview.
But I'd still rather Urban than any of those guys.
well, sometimes 2:1 but I believe your point stands. The whiffs or misblocks have been very high this year.
I think that started this year and our lack of run game.
You can be damn sure if MiIller or Barrett, or anything resembling a run blocking offensive line were out there he'd still do it.
Hadn't thought about that. Damn though, you might just be right.
I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the secondary. Yeah they are 5 star replacements for the guys that left but we lose 3 players in each of the last 2 years to the FIRST ROUND of the draft and that has to catch up. Not everyone turns in a Malik Hooker year the first year they start. I'm not overly worried long term about this unit.
Linebackers? OOOOHH BOY. I think you are slightly off regarding the athleticism. Werner/Borland may not have Brownings athleticness but they aren't bad. Hell Browning has had issues as well this year. What I see is the LB's consistently being confused, out of position, and not fighting through blocks. I see a major coaching issue here plus a little bit of first time starteritis as well. Davis has to go.
I didn't pull the individual game stats, but they gave up a 6.23 YPA and 2.6 YPC on average. Pretty damn good.
All of that while the opposing offense averaged 4 MORE plays per game than our own offense.
This year they are giving up a yard more per attempt and almost 2 more YPC. I realize that isn't a huge difference but I watched that team vs this year and I'm not sure there is an OSU defense I'd take over the '02 team.
I know our offense is much better, but we can't run the ball. Yes we have a better YPC this year than '02 but the '02 team got 8 in a box constantly because Krenzel wasn't a threat. You would think that this years team could run with how well Haskins throws the ball.
The problem with this..........
That defense was straight fire. Our current defense is more of a tire fire.
Right there with you. I held out a fraction of hope that he would come back but I'm not surprised at all.
I really feared he would be done for season. Hadn't taken the NFL into consideration but I'm guessing if he could have come back 100% he'd have done so.
It must mean he doesn't think he can get fully healthy before the season is over and he's not going to push it. I don't blame him.