-Not as explosive, but a nice slow methodical offensive series means the defense is not on the field. That's good.
-Smart playing calling, good mixture. Western doesn't see a lot the players coming.
-Passing is sharp on the short to midrange plays. Not much of a deep game (or shots in that direction) but that's okay. Really our WR corp seems more tuned for the short and mid stuff so better to take an almost automatic 8 yard pass than try for a 30 yard bomb.
-The spread them out and run at them seems to actually be working better from the RB perspective than it did against MAC schools last year.
-If you've been saying "Borges is going to cripple Denard's running", you should likely shut up now.
-Gibbons WHY YOU NO KICK PATS HIGHER? WHY?
-Secondary is soft but keeps redeeming themselves. JT had that excellent arm chop in the endzone to force a drop. Avery could have intercepted that one in the endzone if he turned around but still knocked the ball out and didn't take an interference despite having his back to the ball. Fundamentals are improving from the tire fire of last year. Still miss Jackson and Hall though.
-Hey look we're calling blitzes.
-Lack of BWC (and thus a walkon starting at DE) is hurting out ability to penetrate and get pressure. I'm imagining RVB as a DE right now and how he'd be slaughtering the edge on Western. It would toally be Ghengis Van Bergen if he was at DE.
-Soft coverage is still a little scary. Once again we keep seeming to be a step or half a step away from getting a sack or forcing a bad throw with pressure. I'll just sound like a broken record and imagine of RVB was at DE.
-Blitzing LBs need to come in a little slower so they can react to the QB moving in the pocket. Demens is coming in a rocket but can't adjust.
-Defense really looks like they need confidence and to start believing in themselves. After Jake Ryan pulled that play they started to look better. Still they seem shellshocked from last year still.
I'm feeling good but I'd feel even better if we had another tuneup week between this and ND. Also insert broken record comment on "if only RVB was at DE".
Oh yeah and these video boards rock. Also the COW that gives me actual reception. Now to prepare to get wet.