The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Sept. 15, 2002 -- 12:15 a.m. EDT
We're on the road back to Altoona trying to get a handle on the mess we
just saw. Obviously Penn State was the better team tonight, the
disappointing part was they definitely weren't more talented than we were.
As opposed to times we've just been plain outclassed (i.e. last year's Rose
Bowl) this game was very, very winnable and in our reach.
Got to watch the game from basically field level in the north end zone.
Our second-quarter touchdown drive could have been a defining moment for
the team. It was a nice blend of running, passing and play selections that
made us look like we knew what we were doing. I'm not sure where those
The disappointing part was the lack of effort and the confusion in the
second half. Especially on the defensive side. Guys running wide open in
the secondary time and time again with no one close. Overrunning basic
draws and counters. Compounding some of the mental and players mistakes
was the fact we seemed to be running in substitutes haphazardly and no real
plan from the coaches as well.
Unfortunately, Jammal did little to silence his detractors. We had Davis
running wide open from the slot several times and Jamaal was locked in on a
There will be more to follow from the plane ride home and next week, but
this was a total team breakdown, we'll see how Frank and the players can