I’m still at a loss at how we lost that game to Missouri in 2016 (the first L in those 12). It is bumfuzzling. Oh, I know all the reasons, but just hard to understand how we could blow such a big lead. The way we lost that one was eerily similar to the loss to RebSharks last night.
I can think of several losses the last 5-6 years that had the potential to put us back On track & instill a whole different attitude, including that 14-13 Bama loss at home had we won them.
Afterwards we get the head scratchers losses like the Mizzu game u speak of & others.
I think the jury is still out on Morris and yes, he needs more time. He has shown that he can recruit. I’ve been to enough games to say that some of the play calling is suspect and I still see the lack of 2nd half adjustments that plagued Belemia’s staff. I don’t know if the play calling is on him or his young OC. Even the players say Ole Miss made 2nd half changes to the defense and we still stayed with the same play calling after all our offensive injuries. The team has improved and I see victories in the next 2 games.
Rzbackangler, I agree that the jury is still out. I’m not sure that we can fairly evaluate calls when the starting QB and two top RBs go out. I’m also aware that the offense is only about 30% installed.
It hurts to watch, but I’m trying to look for positives … really, really trying.
By now, I’m sure that there’s more than 30% of the offense installed. Morris even said that we used plays against Alabama that we haven’t used before. As others have pointed out and I agree, Ole Miss had a depleted secondary that should have been exploited more. Just my opinion…
But with the loss of each offensive player starting early with Boyd that % of offense installed declines. Then Whaley goes down, then Storey. It’s obvious Boyd has become such an integral part of the offense in the run & pass game. Not only physically but mentally involved in all aspects of this offense.