Id like to have an expert opinion on if its scheme or just terrible fundamentals. I hope its just that we suck at defending the option... like most everybody else. Thank God for the recruiting classes we are bringing in lately... I really see them making a differece the next few years. Some of our older guys are playing like freshmen. Not a good sign IMOI'm taking a page from a poster last week and not reading responses first.
My gut feelings after getting back from the game:
- Hats off to GSU. Their QB dropped some passes in the bucket. I think they will be tough to beat in the Sun Belt. I was impressed with them.
- our DL is really bad. I can't single any players out without rewatching but we still lose contain way too often for a team that can't rush the QB. I convinced myself to downplay it, but we are really inexperienced there. I think we have some talent, but Hunt Days and Whitehead are sorely missed. Pelton will have to work hard this season.
- Justin is a warrior. He makes mistakes but you want him with the ball. Clutch throw. Last drive was Nesbitt vs Wake all over again.
I'm not giving up on this year. ACC teams we play are just as shaky as we are. I think we can win 5 of these last 9. We are young and missing some talent on D, but but I don't know if it is that specific scheme making us look bad, or if we are just outmanned up front.I think we are middle of the road but that was tough defense to watch.
I dont want to be negative by any means. They showed some serious resolve on that last drive. I give them all due credit. But they NEVER should have been in that position.I know lots of people want to be negative but we showed some poise at the end of the game. After a horrible third quarter, we pulled it together to get a clutch touchdown on 3rd down with seconds left. When is the last time a QB has done that for us?
I dont want to be negative by any means. They showed some serious resolve on that last drive. I give them all due credit. But they NEVER should have been in that position.