Saturday, October 2, 2010

We have arrived...

I think that we have rock bottom. I just wanted to vent about how pitiful we looked Friday night. I had a lot of hope going into the game that we would beat USU. That was silly. I have come to grips that we are a bottom feeder this year. I don't remember the last time we were in this situation. I was on my mission for the Crowton era and shut the remnants of what was left out of my mind.

Being the optimist that I am, there is only one way to go from here and that is up. I think that USU was the worst team on our schedule (OK, so UNM really is the worst). A win from here on out this season will be a nice surprise. SDSU looks really good this year. I am nervous that we are going to get torched all night long. One other good thing is that Jake Heaps is getting a lot of experience. He should (and better) be awesome next year.

OK, on to the nitty-gritty. Has this team just given up completely? There had to be at least 10 dropped balls. How can that many balls be dropped? We don't even drop that many balls in Saturday football. What are the receivers thinking about? I don't want to call anyone out, but what is up with Luke Ashworth. I don't expect him to be a burner, but he is usually at least dependable. And why is it that opposing corners look awesome this year against us. I think that Cody Hoffman has done the best and thats why is targeted the most. One positive is that he is a redshirt freshman--he and Heaps should be able to develop good chemistry (assuming he remains the started next season).

To add insult to injury, we are dropping like flies. Rich, Fuga, Pendleton, Thomas, and Frazier--all hurt. You know its bad when I, who follows BYU football pretty closely, am asking who is number 18? Our defense is like trying to cup water in a net. We don't even slow the other teams down. It is embarrassing when the other team sets all of their season records against us.

We are young and inexperienced...but where is the intensity. We didn't have any penalties like late hits. USU consistently got flagged for that. I think that it often shows who is more fired up and USU definitely looked more fired up. There is no passion, no leadership, no fire, and no playmakers. Someone needs to step it up on both sides of the ball a la Dennis Pitta, Harvey Unga, Bryan Kehl, or Colby (the assassin) Clawson. Who ever steps up will be a BYU hero.

BYU also announced that they fired...or umm, Jaime Hill resigned as defesive coordinator. Kelly Poppinga will be taking over for the remainder of the season. I have heard that he clashed with many of the players and coaches. Again, we are so bad defensively that we can't get any worse.

When this was supposed to be a rebuilding year, I wasn't expecting it to be THIS bad. I am hoping that this season can be salvaged and we can head into next season with a little bit of momentum. As a fan...when does basketball season start?

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more. While I don't know a whole lot about jaime Hill's role as D-Coordinator, based on BYU's shallow defensive player depth and lack-luster performance, i would say that he is not performing his job very well. If you don't agree with me, all I have to say is take a look at BYU's tackling skills in the past 5 games. I rest my case.