Jolly Good Fellow
Hopefully this is Roof's last year and we can turn a corner next year w marshall and benson. We will never better than 3 to 6 loss seasons and no acc champ until he is replaced.
I must be the only person not freaking out. I thought we were in for another 4-4 season. I fully believe we can make the ACCCG with TaQuan Marshall. Maybe get a little lucky against Clemson and we win an ACC Title and go to the Playoff (despite this loss).
We obviously need some special teams work for this all to happen. If this was an ACC game, I'd be pissed.
How does one get gassed when you're on the field for 18+ mins while watching your offense for 56+ mins?
The defense is still brutal. Turnovers killed us, but our defense gave nobody confidence that we would win that game. Also, why was Adams not in the game when it mattered near the goal line?
Not when you're trying to figure why it happened.
the O line was ungodly good.
Marshall is going to be a stud.
we already do not miss Mills.
but ... our margin for error is small as always and two fumbles and two missed FGs will get us beat against decent comp. And we had very little pass rush tonight. The D was good for 2 1/2 quarters but disappeared after that. We also forced no turnovers. Can't have that happen. We have to force those. Even if we don't score off them, we have to get em.
Roof called a good game. Then all of a sudden the d played soft. Everywhere. I am sick.
Even with us losing the turn over number, special teams cost us. It is a team sport. They are better than us because difference was ST. Our ST play was atrocious.Taquon and Benson looked amazing tonight. Really excited to see them play more. That said, we gave this game away with turnovers and atrocious special teams play. Tennessee is not a better team than us. In fact, I would say that we are a good bit better. We found a way to lose anyways, and that is pretty frustrating.
LOL you mis-spelled "half." He went with the game plan and then once we got the lead went back to his true self.
I may be different then a lot of folk. I don't freak out after every loss. The only time I get really upset and angry is when we lose a game which we should win. I'm also not going to complain about individual play calls. I'm not that smart. It's been said before -- two lost fumbles and two missed FGs are unrealistic for our margin of error. There's no excuse for JJ's lost fumble though. He's a senior. I don't think our kicker has an excuse for the second one.
We crapped the game away.
But, our D! In the second half, UT scored 3 TDs (70, 61, 93 yds) on 5 drives. That's more than 4 pts/drive we allowed. The average D allows 2 (2.2 tops) pts/drive. After the first half, that kind of collapse is ridiculous. @33jacket may think that clearly the players just lost their talent. I think the more obvious answer is that we changed our scheme.