We need a decent O-line or our WR speed and depth will be negated.
I care more about OL than any other position at this point. We can't win games if we aren't able to get the ball out of the backfield.
JUCO's give me hayfever....
At least some have three years left so time to develop.
So what was McCarney planning to do with the lines after last yr? Would have have ended up doing the same thing - loading up with juco's or did he have an eye on anyone to bring in? (this is not an attack on the past coaching staff, just a question)
Sandvig is here, too. I saw him in the Bookstore today.
Yes, Sumrall is fast, as is Blythe.. Franklin would be an awesome addition if he can make clutch go up and get them catches like blythe does. JJ Bass will oficially be here next week, i just had a short talk with him and he was off to run. He eats sleeps and breaths football, i do not think he will dissapoint. regardless, i think we did good on the JUCOs afterall we landed the best JUCO recruiting class and most of them are here and making it sofar.. Surprise Surprise
Oh yeah we would have seen many many juco's signed. However, it wasn't like this staff recruited with long term plans in mind. We had to replace an entire unit in their 12th year, then there were going to be eight starters, or players that played significant minutes, that had to be replaced this year. That is really inexusable.
I think that we are going to be better than what everyone thinks. I don't look to be in the cellar in offense or defense. I have some confidence in Chizik and what he has done in recruiting and conditioning for this next season. If we don't improve our record, our defensive and offensive play, and our recruiting for next year, I will be disappointed. Are we going to win the Big XII North this year, probably not. Could we in the next 5 years, I hope so.
I agree that this team will be better in terms of discipline, playing physical, and certainly fundementally. But there still is a deficit in talent, and experience. So in the end, I am not so convinced that the record will be any better (it might be worse).
But I do agree, the future looks bright, as soon as we get a couple of recruiting classes in, I think that we can compete for the North.
Thank you new guy for agreeing with my view. I dont see us breaking some top tier teams in half, but I think we will win one or two that people dont think we will.
I think a solid effort this year will get us to 6-6. I'm hoping that the lines step up to make this happen, but if they don't, it could be another long season.
I still don't put all the blame on the OL last year..play calling, our running game and offensive game plan in general sucked. And yes, Mac did leave the cupboard empty. That's why he gone. No reason to mince words here. JUCO's will have to fill holes until the Chizik pipeline if full.
I agree that play calling and game plan lead to most of our problems. That and poor coaching of the OL. Throw some screens, quick hitters over the middle and the long routes will be open. Play calling will make a huge difference in every game.