Reappraisal Game

JacketForLife

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Win or lose today, this was the first week I saw improvement. We were lucky to win today, but at least we were in position to take advantage of our luck. Good win.
First time we've seen improvement across the board. Players have shown individual improvement this season but not necessarily as a position unit. Yesterday we saw unit improvement.
 

gtGreg768b

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First time we've seen improvement across the board. Players have shown individual improvement this season but not necessarily as a position unit. Yesterday we saw unit improvement.
Some people would give their right arm for some improvement in their unit... If we keep using our tools and our equipment, extending drives, and pounding our opponents, we are going to be the total package.
 

ramblinwise1

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"and its agonizing reappraisal, said Dusty Rhodes, and he's the American Dream"
 

Yukonwreck

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Lots of good in that post. Sort of feel we kept ourselves in the game through a dirty game. Not meaning playing dirty but scoring a TD on the fumble scoring on special teams. Finally we started moving the ball through the run. Still can’t defend the off tackle type plays. I’m glad we found a way to make plays early not necessarily by the O. It kept us in the game long enough to begin getting the wheels turning. This will be what we need moving forward imo.
The offense played well enough to rest our thin defense on a hot, muggy day. The defense had enough left to play well in OT.
 

ibeeballin

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Good coaching doesn't allow two #2's on the field at the same time your kicker hits a 52 yarder that would have won it in regulation.

On the illegal formation with the Harvin roughing the kicker penalty, I went back to look and it was a BS call. He was lined up the same as the other OL. We either had 5 in the backfield or 9 in the backfield.

I think that sometime during the week, the coaching staff decided that if they want to win another game they should run the ball.
Yeah the refs tried to give UM the game. No way this is an illegal formation. For the down guys, If your head is at the center butt you’re good both gunners are on the line. Idk what the ref was looking at
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Yukonwreck

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Too much thinking.

This season was, and is, about a system & culture change as much as W & L.

Theses players have not stopped fighting like hell in every game. And they won’t.

Any casual observer knows that it would be near impossible to gauge W & L on a team with Sr injuries, the death of a team leader, a move to finally manage a roster, so many frosh minutes of play time, O & D system changes. And all combined at once.

The season isn’t over and we may win more than expected last week or lose more than expected tonite.

The key is the culture of never stop fighting on every down. We will succeed in that regard no matter what.
The players seem to want to improve. They were playing extremely hard, and effort hasn't been a problem in any game. Defense is hitting hard, but we just lack speed---which will have to wait on recruiting. I can't fault our tenacity, and yesterday that put us in a position to win, even tho it wasn't pretty. And the players can recognize that persistence is rewarded. Pretty good video in our post game locker room.
 

ElCidBUZZingFAN

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Yeah the refs tried to give UM the game. No way this is an illegal formation. For the down guys, If your head is at the center butt you’re good both gunners are on the line. Idk what the ref was looking at
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The RT is way too far off. Even from that angle, it’s borderline. I bet from straight on it’s more obvious.
 

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Some people would give their right arm for some improvement in their unit... If we keep using our tools and our equipment, extending drives, and pounding our opponents, we are going to be the total package.
It is a game of inches
 

Tampa Jacket

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Wow, a lot happened today to justify a reappraisal of the staff...

(a) CDP finally put together a game plan that really seemed to work. Our RB corp is obviously the strength of the team, yet who would've thought we could run the ball so effectively against such a strong run defense? Yet once we saw it would work, we went back to it time and time again. Good job by CDP IMHO, the first time this year he's given me some hope for his future.

(b) What's up with the OL? Seems like the CJP hangover is in full effect... could barely stop a guy on a drop back, but could open up lanes here and there for 6-8 rushing gains. Were we doing a lot of cut blocking? It didn't seem like it to me, but I have an untutored eye.

(c) The second half improvement was again so very marked today – but that means so much more in a competitive game. Don't know what kind of juice we're feeding those guys at the half, but we need to start giving it to them before the game.

(d) Really impressed with the execution on the fake punt. Granted that the Miami guy covering Nate took a down off at the very best moment, but it was a great pass, too. I'm reminded of the 2pt conversion against UNC that was perfectly executed. Good to see that we're able to do the trick plays well.

(e) I'm getting kinda concerned about the discipline/mental aspect of the game. We were playing such clean (penalty-free) ball initially, but over the past couple of games we've had a number of dumb plays that have had a pretty big impact on the game. Today the procedure call when they roughed Pressley Harvin was huge, as was the false start on Brenton King's FG. We were lucky to overcome both of those in the end.

(f) Speaking of kickers, a pretty strong game from both of them, and Wells actually got us a touchback I believe. Obviously we were incredibly fortunate that 2 Miami kickers missed 3 FG's between them, but that kind of stuff cuts both ways and in the end we did what we needed to do to win.

Acknowledging that Miami isn't real good, nevertheless, this was all in the all by far the best game of the CGC era. Miami's not real well coached but they have some real talent and some good playmakers and we battled them as equals.

Let's hope an off week full of the groovy vibes of victory heals us up and gets us ready to finish strong. While I still think beating UGA is a highly unlikely, I don't think any of the remaining ACC teams has looked unbeatable. I realized we're still a pretty bad team, but we showed definitely signs of improvement today.

For the first time since the start of the season, I've got some tangible (non-juice, post-game) hope for the our future under CGC.
There will be a lot of teams looking to hire CGC in 4-5 yrs.
 
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