The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Nov. 30, 1998
Really bad play-calling on Frank's part. We must have run iso's up the middle on first down
at least 80 percent of the time. Last game we
threw on first down with play-action and
it worked against a good team. This
week we decided not to.
Crouch had his
worst game, but he was always throwing
in passing situations. Our passing game
is not made for that. Also we kept him
under center instead of in the shotgun. Buckhalter is good to his mother i'm
sure, but he is toooooo slow to play
I-back for us. We should move him to FB in the
haven't had a I-back in the last 15
years who would have been caught from
behind like that. If you are a great high school
tailback, you have to be looking at us.
You could play immediately.
We can't run
or stop the run. We are the opposite of
our great teams. My defense has no
playmakers. I think Vanden Bosch
and Slechta can be. If Skippy had been
smart and kept running, they would have
beaten us. The defense rushed the passer well on a
team with very poor pass protection -- and let a fair running team run on us.
I don't know what Rucker was doing with
that fumble, but he was flailing away
like a beached whale.
This was a tough game to watch because
they tried to give it to us early and
we wouldn't take it. And later our
play-calling and poor execution made
every trip inside the 20 an adventure. This has been
an extremely frustrating season, and all I want to do is play the worst
possible team in the bowl and knock
the hell out of them and have something to
enjoy in the off-season.