Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
As the losses keep piling up, the grades are a reflection.
Things have quickly gone from bad to worse. In the previous weeks we got beat by our opponent and incredibly poor play. This week we ultimately beat ourselves with an inexcusable set of mental breakdowns coupled with poor play.
We are also now getting weekly player defections that likely won’t stop with two WR’s. There is a lot of dysfunction showing up on the field, but it seems to pale in comparison to what is going on in the locker room.
We have a young and fairly inexperienced coaching staff that is "learning on the job." We are going through growing pains and Holgorsen seems completely out of control at times on the sidelines. If he is trying to mimic Huggins with his sideline emotions he has a lot to learn.
I can promise you one thing, these grades are generally better than past weeks.
Passing Offense: B
Steadman Bailey is vitally important to this team’s passing game. He is a combination of a possession receiver with game breaking ability. His bum ankle has really hampered the production of the offense and with him back in the fold I look for things to turn around for this portion of the offense.
Rushing Offense: D
SMH… This is stating the obvious, but I’m not an X’s and O’s guy and I knew when the run was coming. When we line up in that three back formation there is no doubt that we’re running and in what direction we’re running. If we are not able to run, we are not going to win another game this season.
Defense: C –
They were put in a lot of tough spots. The looked good at times and also looked completely lost at others.
I don’t like the way Dana randomly goes off on the sidelines after poor decisions on his part. Everyone in the stadium knew we were going to run right at the goal line because we always run right out of the that formation but he berated the players as they came off the field.
It appears that he has lost the lockerroom and that players are tuning him out. His sideline outbursts are one thing, but if he continues to blame all our ills on the players, we will continue to see players exit our program.