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2 Jul 2011
Everyone will get a kick out of this.
2 of the top 3 players on our team according to the analysts at EA Sports include our freshman kicker, and our punter.
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Our field looks awesome in the screenshot they got.
18 Sep 2010
1st quarter is almost over and I am pretty happy. Defense is looking good. Stopped a few 3rd down conversions and Wagner stopped a short 4th down on our 40. Awesome tackle in the back field.
0 - 3 KY
Offense playcalling would do GP1 proud. Unfortunately, execution is what everyone predicts. Bad. A dropped TD by LaFrance and a few overthrows to WIDE open receivers are the difference. We are going for the kill but just missing.
So far so good. Akron is doing us proud, 3 more quarters and who knows.
13 Sep 2010
What I saw.
1) Bad Zips defense
2) Pretty good zips offense, putting our team in a position to win.
3) New coaches making mistakes
4) A pretty awesome Gardner-Webb offense.
What I am advocating
1) More intelligent approach to iCoach and his tenure. He is going o be here for awhile.
2) Coaches need time to gel too. Trial by fire these first 4 games.
Most of us have been around football for awhile and can recognize the "any given sunday," factor when two teams meet. But for some it may seem like things aligned for this 0 - 2, soon to be 0 - 4 start. Maybe you feel strongly that your previously held convictions are being vindicated about iCoach, this team, and administration.
I don't have a lot to say that hasn't been said elsewhere. I wanted to touch on playcalling and experience.
iCoach and his coaches have meetings inside of meetings about their gameplan and what they want to do in a game. Just like a team, this kind of thing needs practice.
They outline situations, like 3rd and short on this section of the field in these situations etc. Then put all their notes together and then call the game as they see it using those as a reference. Playcalling is not this instinctual THING that some men are born with, or acquire over time. It is a lot of work throughout the offseason getting to know your team, hours of film getting to know their team, and being able to put in all together on gameday.
These are all younger coaches in new jobs and I imagine they feel the same way I do after I take on a home improvement project and realize exactly what I got myself into. These guys are standing in a flooded basement, with ruined drywall and a soggy carpet, pulling their hair out. Glaring problem areas that a more seasoned contracter would have spotted mile away.
It is all about trying to do the most with your money. ROI. Our AD hired a guy with NO head coaching experience and a GREAT pedigree for success because he wanted the most bang for his buck.
There are many tracks to being a successful head coach. Some prove it at the lower levels and work themselves up, while others show great aptitude in VERY important areas like recruiting.
And iCoach can recruit. It will take AT LEAST 3 seasons to see his guys on the field at the important positions. So cut him some slack while he learns about the rest of the job. We all want to win ASAP. Well so does iCoach. He is still upbeat and positive, the things Rasor was talking about. Plus he is recruiting where we see problem areas, and doing it better than the rest of the MAC.
AND... i am glad our obviously bad defensive gameplan against spread offenses got exposed against Gardner-Webb and not in our MAC schedule. Nothing like a learning opportunity that dones't count against your conference record.
iCoach is in over his head... but who doesn't do that? That's how you learn. So stop being assholes.
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