The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Oct. 4, 2005
was great to hear the old stadium rocking like it did in overtime on Saturday.
I thought that Zac had a terrific game and the West Coast looked like
the offense that I have seen in the pros. The slants and crossing patterns
were open all day and Zac for the most part did a good job of hitting
our receivers in stride. Ross proved to be a versatile back and he produced
a great run on the screen pass. McKeon has really come out of nowhere
become a playmaker. Moore stepped-up and as always the only way to stop
Carricker is to hold him.
passing game worked as it supposed to. Zac was hot and Swift, Mulkey,
and Fluellen contributed. Swift looked very good in the spring and I was
impressed with his and Mulkey’s ability to hold on to the ball while
absorbing hits. Hardy drops too many balls to be counted on. His drop
and Congdon’s miss could have been a turning point in the game.
The line had by far its best game of the year. Zac took some hits but
for the most part he was well protected. The running game was non-existent
but the passing game was efficient producing almost 8 yards per attempt
compared to 4.4 in the first 3 games. Perhaps most importantly the shifting
came out of the offense and so we stopped tricking ourselves. Unfortunately
we had the problems associated with a passing team, moving the ball and
not producing points. We must develop a running game or at least a short
yardage running game.
front 7 continues to be a team strength. They applied pressure and stopped
their running game. The corners remain a work in progress and must be
protected by an aggressive pass rush from the front 7. Also if we are
blitzing we have to play the corners tight to prevent the quick passes
Meyer hit Saturday. Our secondary is very vulnerable and will be a concern
questions I have are the following.. Was it worth burning Jackson’s
red shirt to line-up on offense and be a gunner on kick-off coverage?
Where were Glenn and fullback in short yardage situations? Where is Dyches
when Congdon is inconsistent? Why doesn’t Nunn return all the punts?
bottom line is that was an important win. Any win we get now is important.
This win has to be a boost to the team’s confidence. Now it is on
to Texas Tech. I am sure they are a good team but I don’t understand
why people think they are unbeatable. They beat 3 patsies and struggled
with Kansas. I believe that this is going to be another tight game. One
last thing. ABC closed its game coverage by showing our helmets being
held in the air. That was a great visual.
The Faith. GBR.