|Green team wins.|
Now that Spring practices are over with, we can kind of see what we’ve got here; still a young, somewhat experienced team that still have a lot of holes that are filled with hyped up talent. I hear all this talk about depth but how can you have depth with players who haven’t proved themselves yet? Yeah, I agree that in some positions, we DO have some deep talent (running back, quarterback, and maybe even linebacker) but some of them only been up against our own football team. I want to see how they match up with some other middle of the road teams, if you can call them that, to get a full perspective on where the team is headed. I also get the “bowl goal” but how about not losing to crappy teams like UNM, UNC, UNLV, and especially Wyoming who, if you remember, crushed us 44-0 the last game of the season. These are all must win games and who’s to say that we can win another two to be bowl eligible. With the absence of Utah and BYU, it really shouldn’t be that hard to reach a 6-6 record. I’m not trying to sound like negative Johnny Biglesworth but the real answers will come September 3rd when we show up in Albuquerque and the Lobos will be just as fired up as we are to actually win a game. We need to start out steam roll’n teams if we’re going to get anywhere in the season.
I think being critical of a team will only make the team better in the long run. No one really seems to do that with this program. Why do I only hear about how the team is making progress and “we’re looking good”? Of course they’re progressing in their skills, isn’t that what practice, watching film, and picking up weights and putting them back down do for you? I think what I want to hear is, “Billy needs to get his head out of his ass.” It’s old school and affective.
Overall, I think this year’s spring session was much more productive and inquisitive. More players are stepping up to the leadership role and are setting examples for younger players. Biggest concerns would still be the D-line and the offensive line. Putting pressure and containing pressure will be keys to a six or more game winning season.
Please tell me we got rid of the Wildcat.