Coach V’s Grades – TCU

Poona Ford and Gary Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Poona Ford and Gary Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s my opinion we didn’t play our best but we played well enough to win most contests in this league. I was disappointed in a few things but overall the effort was fun to watch except for a couple of squench-tails that have now officially mailed it in in my opinion. I thought Mr. Antwuan Davis represented his position extremely well—you just never know who will shine or run and hide when offered their chance between the white lines.

Once again I must take hat off when discussing Mr. Poona Ford. We need more Poona Ford’s on this football team. Hell, this country needs more Poona Ford’s.

Chris Nelson and Gary Johnson are rapidly approaching special mention for their consistent improvement.

Charles Omenihu had set a solid bar but wasn’t as proud of himself on this night.

Malik has finally come back toward earth but is still the best in this league.

Hager still enjoys causing wrecks every thirty seconds.

Mal Roach is a big play machine that we sometimes stifle with assignments and/or alignments that aren’t conducive to his skill level.

Holton Hill and Kris Boyd are the best set of corners in this league.

Deshon Elliott continues to find a way to get the job done.

Antwuan Davis hammers his way to the best performance by a nickel this season.

I think coach Orlando might include a “spy” on Hill in his game-plan if he had it to do over. Dropping those two greyhounds 20 yards deep takes them out of their comfort zone and allowed ol’ Thrill to gouge our innards on scrambles.

Here are the grades:

32—Roach—A-___(Pass)

90—Omenihu—-B___(Pass)

97—Nelson—A-___(Pass)

95—Ford—A-___(Pass)

94—Wilbon—A-___(Pass)

91—Chisholm—B___(Pass)

49—Graham—C___(Fail)

40—Hughes—D___(Fail)

44—Hager—B+___(Pass)

45—Wheeler—C__(Fail)

46—Jefferson—B+___(Pass)

23—McCulloch—B___(Pass)

33—Johnson—A-___(Pass)

2—Boyd—A-___(Pass)

4—Elliott—B+___(Pass)

5—Hill—B+___(Pass)

19—Jones—C+___(Fail)

24—Bonney—B___(Pass)

7—Davis—A-___(Pass)

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

If you can’t say anything good……

This is sad state of affairs to say the least. This bunch of misfits even have the play-callers (very loosely referred) buffaloed to the extent that half either don’t understand the play called or worse yet don’t have the effort/skill to run the play called. You know things are going south when your best three individual plays boil down to a throw it up for grabs and come out smelling like a rose. Makes one wonder just how much individual/team improvement has been achieved nine games into the season. Everybody that had LJH or Danny Young wins the pot—Cade Brewer gets the ol’ participation honorable mention.

Sight-seeing while perusing the game film this morning.

I almost choked on my Cheetos watching Shane fail to scramble for the loose ball (screen pass). Every leader gets on the ground for a fumble regardless of the beating he has received to that point—bad move Shane.

I was so proud watching the scholarship awarded to a walk-on center back in fall camp. He promised if he ever got a chance he would make us proud with his effort. My question is what the hell is preventing him from getting his chance after watching another pitiful performance at that position. Good snaps just aren’t anywhere close to enough in this league.

We should consider giving our tackles more help in pass blocking when left on the island. Found three plays where our interior three made certain TCU’s one nose didn’t force a QBH while leaving the OT’s to fend for themselves.

I appreciate the strong attitude Danny Young brought to Cowtown. He plays the game the right way. In an age of a cross section of front-runners and look-at-me-now individuals I find him refreshing to watch. Wish I could add more names to the list but our offense just doesn’t support any other throwbacks in my opinion.

Here are the grades:

7—Buechele—B-___(Fail)

21—Porter—B___(Pass)

25—Warren—B+___(Pass)

32—Young—A-___(Pass)

1—Burt—B___(Pass)

3—Foreman—B-___(Fail)

6—Duvernay—B+___(Pass)

8—Leonard—B-___(Fail)

9—Johnson—B___(Pass)

14—Joe—B-___(Fail)

17—Hemphill-Mapps—B___(Pass)

84—Humphrey—A-___(Pass)

80—Brewer—B___(Pass)

77—Vahe—C___(Fail)

64—McMillon—C___(Fail)

75—Nickelson—-C-___(Fail)

68—Kerstetter—D+___(Fail)

51—Cuney—D-___(Fail)