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Re: Game Four
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I thought Kansas was going to be better this year. They aren't. Two multi score losses to middle of the pack MAC teams. Playing like crap against Del st will have our players ready to be coached this week and get a good solid ass kicking. I believe we will play well and win in a blowout.

52-21

Posted on: 9/18 11:53 am
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Re: Game Three
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Overall a pretty ho hum performance. Hard to get up for that team. I don't know if Grier was up late with his baby or what but those fumbles from center can't happen, and some of those throws were really forced. I don't put much stock into today, but with the other losses from teams ahead of us I expect us to be 22-24 in the polls. The main positives were no injuries, no missed kicks, no major special teams debacles, that's about it.

Will be good to have McKoy back next week. I think we will beat KU about 45-24 and will set up a pretty big matchup between us and TCU with the winner setting itself up as a challenger to the Oklahoma schools along with KSU

Posted on: 9/16 6:30 pm
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Re: East Carolina Game
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Overall excellent performance. Not worried about the D they were dominant when it mattered in the first half. I have grave concerns about the kicking game. Molina has to be the worst kicker in P5 football. He WILL cost us big 12 games...we are essentially starting out every game down 3-0 because is will miss at least 1. Anything beyond 35 yards, if less than 4th and 7 Dana has to go for it. If there is another kicker on the roster he is kicking for me next week. He cannot possibly be worse, Molina's confidence be damned. I can't see ho Molina can get worse and can't see how another kicker could do worse. This must improve quickly

Posted on: 9/9 3:53 pm
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Re: East Carolina Game
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This is a big weekend for the league. We really need OU to deliver in Columbus and a TCU win in Lafayette and ISU win would go a long way.

It really is important for our long term health that somebody show that they can break through and make the playoff and win a playoff game soon. As I've said before, if OU and UT see that they CAN win or at least get to the title game (really anyone from the B12 will do), then they have no reason to leave. The money is good here and the path is easier than being the 3rd or 4th fiddle in the SEC west, dealing with FSU/Clemson, or OSU/PSU/Michigan. My wife is a diehard Wolverine, she knows too well that you can be the 2nd best team in the country, as they were last year, and easily miss the playoff. What would really do wonders for the league would be if one of our schools gets in with 1 loss. That would be a huge relief to OU and UT and allow them to breathe easy knowing as long as they recruit well and coach well that they can thrive on the national landscape and pick relatively low lying fruit

Posted on: 9/8 8:19 pm
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Re: East Carolina Game
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We will absolutely pummel ECU, but if we score 60+ and allow less than 17 it won't matter much or be a positive day unless the special teams begin to show improvement.

Lambert was an excellent kicker, especially his freshman year. It's a shame he had problems. O'Toole was overrated but was Day Fucking Guy compared to what we have now. The only improvement made in ST under Dana is we generally don't bobble punts, and that is faint praise

Posted on: 9/8 8:13 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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I've read everyone else's take on things so now I'll offer some of mine.

That was a fun, exciting but in the end disappointing game.
Somebody had to lose, it sucks it was us.

Will Grier is as advertised. He wasn't inaccurate, nearly every ball was placed where only his guy could get to it. The 4th down play where he was intercepted was excusable...it was 4th down, their defense was all over our playcall, it's okay to try to force something in that case...we lost 2 yards on the pick.

Spavital was pass happy but that was a top 10 run defense with the box loaded...they were all over our backs hence Grier keeping the ball to open up any running game.

Dana was warned about his sideline behavior by Big 12 refs...they called it a "point of emphasis". He didn't throw a huge tantrum but he had been warned it was coming.

Our defensive backs were horrid and got abused a lot. They made fundamental mistakes...turning the wrong way and allowing simple post routes to go uncovered, biting on fake bubble screens and allowing 40 yard TD passes. Askew-Henry chasing the back all night and allowing the QB to run for a TD untouched. The completely unnecessary PI penalty. THAT was our worst area.

It sucks that we lost and we aren't as good as I had hoped...but we are MUCH better than all of these analysts predicted and will fair well in a weak Big 12. Winning 8 or 9 games is achievable. We'll learn a lot as VT begins playing others and does well or does poorly. I think they're good and will do well. I think we are pretty good - a top 20 team.

It still really sucks we lost.


I'm confused on a lot here...

Grier completed less than 60% of his passes last night, even though he continuously had all the time in the world to find his receivers (only looked at jennings), granted it's a small sample size for him, but howard was bashed for his accuracy, yet he was better than 60%, and as advertised? After week 1, Grier has a qb rating of 132, ranking him at 71 of 124 qbs. Is that how he was advertised?

Again, I know it's only been one week, and SOOOOOOO much still needs to play out, but the numbers clearly show Grier was a disappointment last night. The most disappointing aspect for me, was his leadership ability, I don't recall seeing him talking with anybody on the sideline all game.

When did V-Tech become a top 10 rushing defense? They were ranked 42 last year in rushing defense, and we averaged over 6 yards per carry last night, almost identical to our yards per reception. Spavital hasn't been successful at calling plays since his first year at A&M when he had heisman trophy winning qb. Our offense looked identical to watching a Cal game last year, throw every play, constant 3 and out, 30 second drives.

Our DB's surly had some troubles last night, as expected, but they still only gave up 1 touchdown, and less than 250 yards passing, far from horrid.

It's only been one game, I'm not saying the season is over, but that was an absolutely embarrassing way to start the year, against a rival, on a nationally televised game.


I agree with you, other than I think you're being overly harsh on Grier. He was rusty first quarter and was balls out after that. Your take on the VT defense is correct. They flat sucked away from Lane Stadium last year and got lit up by teams like Pitt and Syracuse, even ECU. Their defense isn't that good and we had our way with them all night. It was mistakes. I don't put it on Grier or anyone on offense, nor do I find the DB play as poor as some of you. At least there is hope there, that Henry will get better as he shakes the rust and that is a talented group with a good coach. It's the special teams. No need to look any further than that. If you're finding reasons for losing besides that you're looking to hard. The answer is right in front of you

Posted on: 9/4 10:06 pm
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Re: My thoughts on the Va Tech Game
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It stings more because I hate VT so much. For many of us in the 32-40 age range we hate VT more than Pitt for what it's worth. I hate it cause we were better. I disagree with the assessment that we didn't lose because of mistakes. If you take away special teams, which you can't, and played 60 minutes 11 on 11 offense vs defense only WVU beats VT 7 out of 10 times. I think both lines were fine, our WR were excellent and RB fine. Linebackers were strong and the secondary wasn't great it also wasn't 2011 bad and they did make some booming hits. We got pushed around in the 3rd quarter but that was it, we were the better team for 70% of regular snaps.

We lost because of hidden yardage which is a huge part of the game. We averaged like 35 yards a punt and VT 45+. Field position on the punting game killed us, and that isn't factoring in returns/lack of returns. Also gave up huge return with all the momentum. We lost because of mistakes, plain and simple.

The offense will be top 10 in the country, the defense will be easily top 3 in the B12. The special teams, unless improved dramatically, will cost us against KSU, OU and OSU. You think we're winning in Manhattan or Norman losing field position solely in the kicking game like we did last night? Not a chance. It can get better, but it hasn't for as long as Dana has been here minus the Austin years and even then our return game was good but coverage was a disaster.

Nobody needs fired and I think we are good, maybe top 10-12 if we played 11 on 11 minus kicking for 60 minutes but the special teams are so bad they drop us from a team that could flirt with the playoff with some bounces to a team that is in the 20-25 range

Posted on: 9/4 9:58 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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600 yards of offense and 24 points. The red zone was better. Other than that same old WVU

Posted on: 9/3 11:06 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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My take always after 20 minutes to cool down:
Will Grier is good
WR corp is excellent
RB are good but we're underutilized
Tevin Bush is not Tavon Austin, but is gunna be good
McKoy is better than Crawford
OL is good
D-line will be good if healthy
LB will be good if healthy
Gibson is best coach on staff

The bad:
Secondary wasn't as good as I thought. Henry was a non-factor, and we will face better offenses. Not 2011/12 bad but better get better quick
The kickers and special teams are an absolute nightmare. I don't understand how we don't have a kicker who can put it thru the end zone, and punter who could start for Pittsburgh 6A football, or any semblance of a return game or kick coverage. How does this happen every **** year?

Here's what I know will happen, because it always does...best ISU, KU, Baylor, TCU, Texas, TT and our crap OOC opponents. Get up to 17-15 range for OSU and get torched by Rudolph, lose a tight one in Manhattan and get romped in Norman. Enter ranked 24th against TAMU in Liberty Bowl

Us and TAMU are made for each other. Always a heartbreak. We are destined to both be 8-4 every year and play the Liberty Bowl every year with the winner being given false hope for the next year. I love WVU but it's a damn merry-go-round of disappointment

Posted on: 9/3 11:05 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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We lost again. What are we, 0-9 against our last top 25 opponents? ****. **** special teams again. Same **** different year. 8-4 with another **** holiday bowl

Posted on: 9/3 10:30 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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Is Nate Adrian playing QB?


God I hope not

Posted on: 9/3 9:38 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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The kickoff didn't go out of bounds.
That wasn't a personal foul on the kick return.
That wasn't a hold on Cajuste.

Fucking bullshit

Posted on: 9/3 9:20 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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That is big. Nice stop on 3rd and 1 and got off the hook. Let's go need points here. Come on guys

Posted on: 9/3 9:01 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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This new RB is a problem

Posted on: 9/3 8:49 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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****

Posted on: 9/3 8:48 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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Hate the playcall on 2nd down. Lucky to get points. I'll take it

Posted on: 9/3 8:43 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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That's 100% on our **** shitty special teams

Posted on: 9/3 8:09 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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That ball didn't go out of bounds on the kick

Posted on: 9/3 7:51 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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I thought we were past these overthrows

Posted on: 9/3 7:36 pm
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Re: Virginia Tech 9/3/2017
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Come on Grier

Posted on: 9/3 7:35 pm
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