this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
FG kicking heading into Big Ten
700+ yards of offense and you whine about not kicking field goals? Come on quizmaster, you're better than this.
but as has been discussed on this blog at great length, Fourth and 3, we should be going for it.
Perspective is good.
After the last two years people tend to look at what is missing as opposed to what this team is capable of...which is gashing opposing defenses like a hell bent Ginsu knife.
This was the exact same scene last year, where we won 1 game in the B10. Don't let cupcakes (UConn lost to Temple and ND sucks) lull you into a sense of dominance.
Do you think last year's outcomes are the same with Tate having a capable backup and his not playing with a torn labrum?
ND might suck but if so then how much better is Michigan State (who need a heart stopping and ballsy call to win in overtime).
This defense will give up points but let's be clear...this offense regardless of who is driving will put up points and lots of them. If we have to win 49 -42 over tOSU well, I'll take it.
149 - 142. Guys will be so exhausted we'll start subbing in Basketball players.
That said... the defense had plenty of bright spots today in addition to the problems. Overall MUCH better than last week, with only one really BIG play given up, which was because of a horribly missed tackle for a loss. It seems like the defense is always just a fraction of a second and a quarter inch from a big time stop, so I think they'll put it together by season's end.
I was hoping on the 4th and 3 that DG ran in for the fink TD that we would've attempted the easy FG to give one of the kickers a little confidence. We are going to need a kicker who can hit if the ball is within the 20, at least, at some point.
I say we keep doing what we did today score touchdowns and never need to kick field goals
To hell with that. Let the kickers practice in practice. Until they prove they can actually sink one reliably, let the offense put up six.
All of the practice reports I've heard, and from Coach says that the kickers are making them in practice. I'm not saying that we needed them kicking today, but I can see where it would be nice to have them make a couple before conference play starts.
At least the extra points looked solid and straight