An awful lot of complaints today in the liveblog... I would like to address a few that I thought were nonsensical:
Did we play poorly on Defense?
In general, yes. A few guys played well (Martin, etc.) There was a lot of holding, their O-Line was HUGE, but still very little excuse. Tackling was not there, especially. Kovacs was a monster, though.
Does GERG suck?
No. This is important. GERG did not make any major adjustments in this game. Nothing new was shown. Therefore, GERG called an excellent defensive game. We saw some offensive wrinkles we haven't seen yet with this D, and GERG reacted to them without varying current schemes. I would say that he will have a response against the next team that shows the same offensive style.
So why am I okay with the way the defense played?
The hand wasn't tipped. There were no new plays and there was no new useful video generated. I prefer winning by a little while looking like crap using old material on D against a bad team than winning by a lot and tipping our hand showing new material to the rest of our opponents.
Does our D need work? Yes. Are there major deficiencies in the personnel? Yes. Is GERG one of them? No. Will next week look the same? I think we'll win close games until we reach the next big team... I would prefer we don't make adjustments in-game unless it's absolutely necessary against a non-BCS team.