I have never been a fan of hiring a coach from a failed P5 season to somehow come in and coach up lesser talent.
So I was not a fan of the Melvin Smith hiring, especially after he openly lamented the talent level his first preseason here. It spoke volumes about what HE thought he could accomplish.
Still the only 2 ways I would expect to see immediate results in 5 days of transition is if the motivation was lacking and/or if the wrong defensive plays were being called.
Ragin' Pagin' posters are at their best when our teams are at their worst.
Well, thank God he cannot reach his million with Saturday's results. His big salary comes with lots of incentive money, and he did not reach it last year either. Still I get the sentiment, a million for this, we could get this for fifty grand a year.
Stop the coddling. This system either takes the full beating on the chin... or it collapses entirely. Anyone standing in the way of a full frontal assault needs to get knocked out. Hud is running a train wreck. He either gets a pitch fork to his ___, or the whole clown show lives to be ridiculed endlessly. Boomer is a beautiful, but tweaked mind. Go along... but do not encourage.
We are rarely good in the first game. How many season openers have we won in the last 20 years? 4? Point is we play in a weak conference and it is possible for us to turn this around.
Our biggest expectation yesterday, apparently, was some kind of WR blocking strategy. I almost laughed out loud at some of the attempts. The routes, once again, were pathetic. Who scripts this stuff? Can we not cheat and study other route assignments from decent offenses? I've run better plays with sandlot schemes. We create ZERO space. Not a foot of space. Our greatest means of helping our two best athletes on offense, AJ and Eli, is to get these damn receivers on smart routes.
We are screwed if that crew doesn't succeed. But no... absolutely nothing different from last year. I have to guess that Hud stuck his nose too deep into that aspect of the game. Different staff in charge... exact same lame offense.
Some can wait until the sewer pit gets in the water well. I like to fix the pump ahead of that.
And no I am not happy with the direction. He has been here 6 years and has not upgraded the talent on the roster. He has also failed miserably to upgrade his coaching staff. The main reason being is that coaches will not even work here for 100K. 50K would get you nothing.
He will make more next contract.