One of the explanations I've seen on the board for the early struggles against ND and NW has been "they clearly scripted their first few drives" and we were not ready for it.
Can someone explain exactly what this means? I've been hearing for years that many coaches script out their first 15-20 plays before then calling plays on the fly, but it's never made much sense to me. Shouldn't every play come down to contextual decisions? And why can our defense supposedly not adjust to this?