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 The straight scoop
 from Colonel Mustard

 

Nov. 13, 2008

Last Saturday was the most fun I've had at a game in a long time. That was a swing game that provided an important win. Beating a solid Kansas team was impressive, but qualifying for a bowl is even a bigger deal. Bo's program needs the bowl practices to continue to install his system. We were the better team all day long. Our turnovers kept Kansas in the game, and it would have been a shame to lose the game for that reason. I thought that both our lines were impressive. That was the best game I have seen from our defensive line in a long time.

On offense, Helu is becoming a star and Ganz regained his form. Helu is a terrific natural runner, he has field vision and makes plays that our other backs can't. Ganz is the MVP, but at this point Helu is our most dangerous weapon. Swift had an untimely fumble, but on third down he always seems to find a way to get open. The offensive line played its best game of the year. Other than the Oklahoma game, the ball-control plan has given our offense an identity that is effective. Hopefully we can get this turnover problem corrected.

The defensive line had a terrific game. They kept the heat on Reesing all day, particularly after his mobility was restricted by injury. He is an impressive player who can make plays under pressure. The blitz up the middle late in the fourth quarter after Reesing was limping was a great call.

After beating Kansas, we go into the last two games as the favorite. These are both games that we should win. Kansas State is playing poorly and has a lame-duck coach. We were in that situation last year and smashed K-State in Lincoln. The wild card in this game is that your pro coach ran the score up on them last year. He knew he would never see them, again but I wonder if K-State will play hard because of the revenge motive. We have the better team, but emotion does strange things in football games.

Keep the faith. GBR.
 
-- The Colonel