- Why did you, all season, tell us that you moved Devin to get your best 11 on the field, and then not put those best 11 on the field in the biggest game of the season? Especially with Fitz out?
- Are your pants on fire?
Mike Lantry, 1972
Remember when there was that mini offseason drama about Borges taking a HC job somewhere? Just think of how that could have turned out for us. Yes, we were probably a bit more positive about him at the time, but that would have given us a chance to break the bank on a great OC without much drama.
I'd like to ask him how much money he won betting on Ohio State? Because that is the only explanation for his play calling in the 2nd half.
You saw what you saw! Clearly saw what you saw!! I just watched it again for the 10th time! Clearly saw what you saw! Hats of to the D they kept us on the game in the 3rd and 4th quarter when you saw what you saw with the play calling in those quarters!! I'm still pissed! I hate Ohio!! Go blue!!
Ask him this: How many times do you believe that it takes to run a single failed play before you conclude that it's not going to work?
That's a legitimate question.
Well we know the answer will be higher than 612.....
Denards final run in the first half was pretty successful...given that Ohio was without their best lineman, who plays on the edge, why did we not continually run that play towards the edge in the 2nd half!
Question 2: we saw a lot of devin and denard together vs. fricken Iowa...why did we not see more of it, particularly in the 2nd half against Ohio?
You didn't seem to notice Robinson needing to break tackles and juke defenders in the backfield in order to get outside? Because he did, every time. We couldn't block them at any point.
Not every time. His long TD run was exactly something Ace was calling for after watching a Nebraska game where the Huskers ran an option out of the veer look. I have only seen it live from the top of the stadium so far but I think Borges RPS'd that one.
This wasn't a Robinson play but the other long TD in the first half was a big RPS as well--there were three WRs bunched to that side against two defenders.
according to both Denard and Hoke after the game per ESPN. It just wasn't called. The real question should be why Devin and Denard weren't on the field at all after halftime. Why were all those plays wasted against Iowa? Why continue running play action when you have no run game? Could the O coordinator breath because his head was clearly up his ass?
We'll never get the answers we really want to hear.
The main question that needs to be asked is why there were NO plays in the second half (specifically 4th Qtr) with both Devin & Denard in?
All I know is if this incompetency continues next year, he should be bumped down to QB coach and relieved of his OC duties.
We really want to know the issues the solutions for 2013 (assume min changes for the bowl), not to cast backwards blame.
Could some probes on scheme and goals for next year induce him to indicate this year's core problems:
What formation and blocking style will you focus most time during the spring?
Which college or pro team currently executes an offense that is closest to UM in 2013?
Without Denard and given the low yardage from RBs this year, what position will pick-up the carries and yards? When will a "feature back" become a staple of UM's O?
You installed your version of the West Coast O in less than 2 yrs at SDSU. How will the offense in yr 3 at UM closely resemble your SDSU O or stay simlar to UM 2012?