We might have found a QB who might get us in the endzone IF we can get some help for our right tackle in pass blocking. I guess Starkel is a gamer who doesn’t practice as well as he plays in games.
Our freshmen receivers got open against an SEC secondary and they made some plays once a QB was in there who could get the ball to them.
If 2 & 3 stay true, that should open up our running game and let this offense do its thing finally.
Once the rust gets sanded off, O’Grady may become the force at tight end we need. He kept turning the wrong way letting pretty good passing fly by. Lots of missed opportunities that might yield big plays in the future.
a. The kicking game fell apart. Missed field goals and really short punts.
b. Coaching time management. We keep wasting timeouts because of confusion getting signals in and people in the right places on the field. How can a hurry-up, high tempo offense, keep losing timeouts to avoid delay of game penalties?
x. I guess the SEC now knows the weak link in our pass defense. Ole Miss constantly matched their best receivers against Brooks, #9, our true freshman from Harvey, LA. It seemed like double digit completions to people he was covering. He was a 4* - #35 corner recruit who may not be ready for the SEC right now. I am sure he will be in the future but if we don’t scheme to get him some help we are in big trouble.
y. Once again, Ole Miss proved to be the deeper, tougher, better conditioned team in the fourth quarter. Their offense just wore down our defense (mostly because our offense was not sustaining drives) and they ran through our arm tackles like a hot knife thru butter in the fourth quarter again this year.
z. We are really young and no matter that these young receivers, defensive ends, linemen, and secondary players are more talented than the older players they are replacing at Arkansas, they are not going to walk into the SEC and win many battles against more talented players who are lots older, more experienced, and more developed than they are. We need these new talented players to get seasoned for 2-3 years, stock the squad with equal or better talented backups, and we may get to the middle of the SEC West in 2-3 years.