The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Aug. 31, 1998
A mixed bag of good and unsettling news. We looked very
efficient and balanced on offense. I thought
got us into the right play most of the time. I only saw a couple of
times that he ran us into the strength of the defense.
We ran to the side that was short of defenders and threw when the safety
came up too close. I was afraid as I said in
the spring that he might get hurt. At press time we don't know his
status but he is not a big guy and will take a lot of
punishment. I hope he holds up. If he can't go this week it will be a
good chance to see what Crouch can do. He
looked very good on the long throw that cousin Matt was interfered with.
Buckhalter ran tough and seems solid.
But my man Alexander runs tentatively. The line was good and overall the offense
responded when they scored in the third
quarter. Bobby was accurate passing but couldn't get any room on the
option. And he won't get any until Evans returns.
You could tell they were going to stop Bobby first.
The disappointing thing about the defense was that Tech kept
running the same two plays over and over. My
favorite sandlot play, the double cross. We never could stop it in the
second half. At one point they ran the same play
three times in a row. I think that our men just let up and had too many
guys out of position. But we had no pressure on
this guy Rattay at all. Also, on burnt toast's first play they beat him for
80 yards. We are never far enough ahead to let him
Walker and Brown give us a big edge on special teams with
the field position they create. I love the new
punt play with Lance "Hands" Brown catching the coffin-corner kick
instead of letting it bounce.
And remember this is a bridge team, no matter how good we are this
year. We will have a great team next year.