The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Nov. 15, 1999
The game was not as close as the score indicated. We were dominant from the start
and much more physical. Frank did a great job in the first half but got
conservative in the second. We must keep attacking to be successful.
Still, Snyder got outcoached on both sides of the ball. He didn't switch out of his wide
tackle six on defense and ran straight at us very little. He relied too much on
his erratic QBs. Those two guys were really bad. If they got anybody open, they
either missed him or the guy dropped it.
Vanden Bosch when he is healthy is awesome. Lohr and Slechta did a great job on
the pass rush. K-State never did anything consistently well. Allen is the real
deal, and we couldn't stop him when we let him touch the ball. Stella made two big
plays in the kicking game again. He just can't get on the field enough for me.
Frank is using Crouch like we used Frost, as another running back with QB
draws, traps and counters. He is our best runner and we are now exploiting him. He
followed Miller in the hole a couple of times and that worked great. With
Wistrom, Bobby and cousin Matt, we have three real threats. Wistrom is not fast,
but man he can really catch the ball.
We have no choice now but to play Diedrick. He
hangs onto the ball and runs very well and runs with his eyes. Several times from my
end zone seats I saw him find the hole. He changes direction quickly and is much
faster than the other two. If he is as good as he looks that will give us a very
balanced offense with threats at every position.
We will talk about the game against the Vermin next week. But if they play their normal
game and we play ours, this game won't be close. A huge win, and you've got to
love it for Frank's and Crouch's confidence.