CSU score 31 against Colorado. Colorado beat Nebraska 34-31 in OT, but lost today to Air Force. I’m not sure them scoring 30+ against us necessarily means we aren’t good, but I was concerned today with some of what I saw.
Arkansas’ defense has holes, but the Mountain West is an offensive league and Mike Bobo has had a lot of success on offense wherever he has been. I figured the Rams would have some success today. I suspect next week’s game vs. San Jose State, another MWC team, will look a little different.
You are probably right. But with all due respect, we keep trading down D expectations for worse opponents, and we believe we do better for reality of an SEC program? I’m not sold that current D coaches are all in in senior stages of career after being fired everywhere else. Especially a D coord who appears missing a nap on sidelines. If a D coordinator can only win with 5 stars, then join the line of the rest of us who might win if given all Lawrence Taylors. We all grant a mulligan for not having talent, but at least show you know how to run a containment D against a weak O opponent.
Watching Kentucky vs Florida Kentucky might have best offensive line in the league. Might be a long day for us. Or defense has some big holes. Is it scheme or is it all talent. Chavis defenses at a and m weren’t good and at LSU they dropped off. Auburn’s defense looks stout whoever there defensive coordinator is
Our O-line & D-line have improved some but we are nowhere close to being prepared for the remaining Sec schedule. Not calling for anyone’s head or saying this staff can’t get the job done, but it’s obvious we have a long road ahead of us. Hopefully we will see more improvement by seasons end, however I don’t see a Sec win this season. I think we will be a tougher out against the Sec teams this year but don’t see us being a threat to anyone other than possibly Mizzou if we stay healthy on both sides of the ball. Much needed strong finish today with good effort by many guys on both sides of ball. We have to show patience until execution catches up to the recruiting! WPS
Colorado State moved the ball for over 500 yards against Colorado, too. They are playing a lot of freshmen on defense, more than I can ever remember at Arkansas. The freshmen defensive ends are talented, but they are still true freshmen. Containment was an issue yesterday.
People get too wrapped up in conference affiliation IMO. The fact is, Colorado State has a rich football tradition. I think most of the age 50-plus people on this board have watched Colorado State for years now. In bowl games. Other big games. They aren’t and have never been, say, Boise St., but it terms of tradition, they do have tradition. It ebbs and flows…like some other beloved team I know…but they can recruit and their fanbase expects wins too. Now, how good is THIS Colorado State team? Who knows. We shall see. I do know their RB and big WR are big time players. They could play for anyone. Our defense shouldn’t have let him bust into the clear…but you have to concede that dude was not some “little non-power 5 conference” talent. As Bobby Petrino would say, that dude is a stud. And they fed him.
Sometimes it’s about matchups. Yesterday, our offense carried the day. Against Portland State, our defense carried the day. Against Ole Miss, neither carried the day.
I like the fact we have balance, 35 running plays, 35 passing p-lays. This quarterback will get better and better, as will the freshmen.
Special teams-that coach is doing a great job. Grading out A in every game so far, not getting us beat, winning our share of the field position battles.
You can find plenty of things to complain about on this team, if you’re so inclined to look for the negative. In two years, for the negative Nancys, I will be glad to not be at the crow table. You will have the option of leaving the board, like a hit and run, or a flyby. I for one will be glad not to have your legacy of bellyaching and complaining on this program.