It was a crazy Saturday in college football. The No. 9 Texas Longhorns held onto the win over I-35 rival Baylor. Coach Venable drops his game grades. Positive signs sprinkled with some guys that need progress reports. OFFENSE We knew it was coming. The good news is we hired coach Hand last spring. The bad …
There are times when I strongly wish two platoon football was still in vogue. It would be nice if we could take the heart and desire of our defensive personnel into the offensive huddle but that's foolishness at best. I am going out on a limb and say our huddle actually knows their assignments and are being coached successfully. I'm not convinced either (players-staff) fully understand the desired effort it takes to fulfill those assignments.
We had a very uneven performance on offense against WVU. We couldn't finish the deal--it's that simple. We kept shooting ourselves in the forward progress aspect of the game with penalties, turnovers, missed assignments, and clock mismanagement from the sideline. They just don't reward yardage gained and we damn sure didn't get the most points out of a 550 yards gained effort.
We started the game with three off-sides penalties in the first five plays and set our tone to coast on until time to catch the plane. Poona Ford (95) played very well. Chris Nelson (97) is our best defensive player and he played well again. DeShon Elliott (4) had a good game in a brief appearance. Edwin Freeman (35) had two big plays but his linebacking lacks energy.
We had a very uneven offensive performance yesterday. We had one fumble. We had one late interception. We managed to supply Iowa State with four drive killing penalties in the first half. We lost our starting center early in the second quarter. We waited too late to throw deep balls and we vacated the pocket out the back door too often. We missed a few blocks and a couple of creases but the main problem was not being consistent with our play. We still need to dress up our 18 wheeler package. We will need to be better than we were yesterday.