I get it that we beat a BAD Ole Miss team.
And we are still a pretty BAD team as well.
But the way it transpires is what’a important.
Many of the things that have been our most glaring weaknesses, and things critics have harped on, were at least for now exorcised.
We ran the ball effectively
Protected the QB better. Still not great, but better
We won the special teams battle
We apparently made adjustments both in the second quarter and at halftime.
We made a clutch field goal
We had few penalties, and the one potential killer we overcame
Some folks who are just determined to be negative will pass this off as beating a bad team.
But that’s better than losing to a bad team. Which would have happened without the above.
I feel that the Oline was better because of the way they handled the OM pass rushers. OM is respected for their pass rush but not their run defense. We did better than expected on pass protection with a new line group…again.
Maybe what they did in practice as far as dividing up the periods with a “halftime” helped, if in no other terms psychologically, to the second-half comeback. But also I think they took momentum into halftime with the late score. When was the last time Arkansas scored late in the first half of a game in which they trailed and then scored first to start the second half? That sure helps momentum.
Whatever happened injected some confidence into the team and the real important improvement should be this week with another win. If things go smoothly this Saturday then I think the team will start to believe in themselves again. That is a big key going into an 11am kick off at LSU.
Definitely happy for the kids that they won. But realistically that is a bad Ole Miss team. Nothing changes the fact we are still poorly coached. Poor player development and evaluation. Our program isn’t headed in the right direction at the moment
Certainly, no one should read too much into that victory. Ole Miss isn’t very good. Still, what the victory does show is CBB has not lost this team. Otherwise, they would have folded their tents when they got down by 24. There’s still at least a little fight in these Hogs.
Well, nothing changes your opinion that we are still poorly coached. No one argues that we’re short of talent. Now aside from some key injuries, I’m not sure why that is. You can blame CBB for that. However, your assertion that we’re poorly coached isn’t a “fact.” Ironically, I spoke just a couple of days ago to a friend who played for Ole Miss several years ago. His view was that we clearly out-coached the OM staff. I have no idea who is right. And even if he’s right, I suppose we could still be poorly coached and better than the Ole Miss staff. However, I suspect there are no poor coaches in the SEC. I suspect they’ve all forgotten more about coaching than just about everyone on this board ever knew. I doubt our players are poorly coached.
I’ll also reference a couple of other people I’ve heard speak recently: Barry Switzer & Tommy Tuberville. Both said the key to winning is talent, that pretty much everyone in the profession knows how to coach. But what would they know. They’ve been fired from some coaching job at one time or another.
NE, you are way too logical for some of these folks.
You need to say the same thing 10-15-20 times and
jump up and down like an unruly nine-year-old.
Spout out more LOUDLY. State all those ‘facts’ about
how OBVIOUSLY stupid and lazy our coaching staff is.