Payton Turner’s selfish and immature actions were very costly tonight and will also be for the first half of the Tulane game.
Our defense is decimated and I am wondering who will be able to answer the bell Thursday night. True freshman Logan Hall looked like our best DL tonight.
I am concerned about the WR corp. With Lark out, I am wondering how serious the injuries to Corbin, Singleton, and Smith are. We are hurting.
We lost the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball. I don’t care what D play was called, our guys were missing tackles all night. On the other hand, when the offense puts up 49 points, you should win.
I’m watching Briles (the guy so widely wished to succeed CMA call every play and when the play fails, I’m hearing folks around me cursing Applewhite for calling that play.
I also watched King, on several instances, check out of the play Briles called and instead call a run up the middle. And on cue the same folks immediately cursed CMA for calling the play when he didn’t call the original play or the play King checked into.
I was happy with the effort our guys gave until the end. They never gave up and fought hard; but we were just outmanned on both sides the line of scrimmage. King played as best he could under the constant pressure, but he made many poor decisions on where to throw, too often throwing to guys, that had no chance to pick up the first, on 3rd or 4th down.
Briles needs to cut the crap on these trick plays that take too long to develop. When we had a good stop and looked poised to make a drive to tie the score at 42, he comes up with a trick play that lost 9 yards. If he would just have done what we had been doing successfully, we would have stayed out of the long losses.
I am very disappointed with how this season has turned out and it can get worse if the guys that went out with injuries tonight are not in the lineup Thursday night.
I don’t know what to do about our DC. I know the prevailing sentiment is to fire D’Onofrio, and Major for that matter. But I’m not sure if firing either would be correct. We suffer by not having consistency in our coaching staff. If we fire CMA, the whole staff will turn over and we will be scrambling to keep what recruits we have. The players most want will be taken in the early signing period and we will suffer yet again. If we only fire the DC, we will have to start over on D – again.
If people would think things through and not be ruled by emotions after losing, I think they may not want to make these rash Fire coach ____ statements. Each time you hire a new coach and staff, you put a delay on long term success. Yes, LTH came in and did well his first season with CTL’s recruits. and not so well the next year. He’s not exactly taking the world by storm at UT with much higher rated players.
I’m just tired of missed opportunities and tired of the turmoil. But, I will be there Thursday night – and assume most of you in town Coogs will also.