The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Oct. 26, 1998
The only coaching decision I have
totally disagreed with was to play
Bobby when was obviously impaired. We have made a decision not to play
Bobby unless he was close to 100 percent. What took so
long? Christo displayed very good leadership and play-calling but is
limited athletically. Crouch is a
playmaker and will only get better,
so he is my choice to be the starter.
He can't stay healthy, either, so I would
also play Christo some.
not practicing really caught up with us
at the end of the first half. We let 15 seconds
run off the clock before Cousin Matt
finally called time. Then we called
time with the clock already stopped.
And Bobby missed Matt after he had spun the MU defender in circles.
We also had to
call time to get the defense in the
game on the goal line in the first half.
In the second half we take an illegal sub
penalty because we didn't get the right
people in the game soon enough. This
was the eighth game -- it's about time for us
to get organized.
I liked the game plan
of pounding right at them. It worked
all day as long as we stuck with it. We
controlled the line on both sides of the
ball. Don't underestimate how important
Lance Brown's leadership is to this
team, and it was great to get him back
out there. Buckhalter did his workmanlike job. He carried 25 times, but I'd like to see Alexander get some of those carries.
The defense was dominant, and I thought
we did well when we put three interior linemen
in for some ballast. We attacked the
line and let Corby try to beat us, and
he couldn't. This was the real Corby,
not the game of his life we saw last
This game was very frustrating for me
because early we seemed determined to
use a one-legged QB. And later we just
couldn't stop making stupid mistakes.
We were stronger and in control of both
lines the whole day. This should have been an
easy win. We must cut down on our errors
and get more organized if we are going
to run the table.