I guess the appropriate place to start is 3 Questions.
- Can we make them earn points? You know, despite the married-a-stripper-you-just-met-in-Vegas-fail quality of the first offensive series, I wasn't disappointed in how the defense played early. If you'd told me they'd start with a couple 3 and outs, I'd have been very happy with that. Still, they went to the hurry up and really got in the defense's kitchen. The result? 5TDs, three of them on ridiculously short drives with the hurry up.
- Can our coaches play to win, even if that means going away from a script? No. Hell no. Hell no with a bullet. How is it possible that we hear about the new mindset, yet still see the same plodding offense, with two false starts to start the season? How? How is it possible that Orson Charles catches two passes for thirty yards to respond to the quick BSU TD at the start of the second half, then get pulled. How? How do we wait until the 3rd Q to run a toss sweep? How? How do we run an end around for 80 yards, then never, ever, ever bring any of those guys back on the field? Fail. Fail, fail, fail, fail.
- Can we come back if we get down early? We didn't get down early. Didn't matter. We couldn't come back anyway, not with our patented Dive, Quick Read Pass, Draw, Punt™ offensive philosophy.