It was brutal, that is why I can't read the book.
Despite the numbers between Martin's injury and the defensive backfield blowing up the defensive personnel to work with was worse in 2010. It should have been better and it was in June, but by October they were not as good as 2009.
Why Cam at FS? Was it because in spring we had no bodies to put there so you just try to get your best 11 on the field even if it puts 1 guy at out of positions? It's a reasonable thought.
Why Roh at LB? Same reason. Once Herron was out did they think it was better to Roh out of position than to put another terribel LB on the field.They had some reasoning that must have made sense. Did it turn out? No it was a disaster, but these coaches when you are put in an extreme situation have to try stuff and they know there is no good answer. A lot of people, like Brian, were buying into Gordon at FS by game 5 so it's easy to look back and say oh he was slow why did they play him for so long. Well Vinopal wasn't here until August and probably didn't know shit until half way thru the season.
What was the correct call? We have no Db's so should we blitz more and take our chances or do we stay in a soft zone and hope teams break down. Do we stay vanilla and let them shred us or do we try to surprise teams to mask our lack of talent or do we risk more screw ups because it is more complicated. These are very tough calls. With little chance of success and probably less if you waver on what you want to do. After the Illinois game do you say just keep with the same stuff the kids are starting to get it or do you say let's try something else it is not working?