The offense will not make any strides forward without an improvement on the offensive line. Our line doesn't handle a 3 man rush very well and certainly can't make the adjustments to pick up blitzers. Tackles continually get beat on outside speed rushes (from average SEC d-linemen, not first round draft picks) and the guards are indecisive on who they need to be blocking. Way too many free rushers at the QB and absolutely no push for a run game. I don't know if this is on the coaches or the players, but it has to significantly improve for this team to stand a chance. Lots of other issues that need to improve, but if the play on the o-line doesn't improve none of the rest matter. Costello shouldn't take another snap this year unless he has to play due to injuries. We need to start looking to the future at QB and stop wasting time with the one and done too slow/too indecisive QB.
Hmmm... three ways to improve? 1. Spread it out and run the ball. If Costello isn't a threat to run, like it appears he isn't, then play another QB that can be a running threat. We had a guy last year that would have feasted on 8 man drop. Put him back in. 2. Teach the WR's to find the open spots in the zone. 3. Find a QB that doesn't throw it to the other guys.
Lot's of fault to go around. How can the o-line perform so badly against just a 3 man rush? 5 on 3 all night long and to keep getting beaten so badly, by average SEC d-linemen - not even the stars, is inexcusable. Costello is hesitant to run, slow when he does, and he simply makes bad decisions about throws when he is under pressure. I also wonder if he us hurt as it seems he has no zip on his passes whatsoever. Everything seems to float. Receivers aren't really fighting for balls. Mitchell had a TD taken away where the DB simply wanted it more. Time to give Rogers some more playing time to see what he can do. On his one drive, he moved the team only to have a TD pass taken away. Costello isn't the answer. Let's move on.
I know a lot of college educated people, many with advanced degrees, that are Trump supporters. I also know a lot of not so bright people that are Biden supporters. Your supposition is your opinion only and not really based on facts, unless you consider CNN to be a good source for facts.
Coach lost his job and got a long show cause for lying to the NCAA after the situation came out. Once caught, if he had just confessed he would have gotten a slap on the wrist and it would have been all OK. Instead, he denied and tried to cover up. That's what got him fired and the show cause.
Richt was the world's best at overlooking player infractions, as long as they could contribute on the field. I absolutely made mistakes and I paid the consequences. Just like this guy should be expected to do.
Expected response from a UGA fan. Richt was probably your favorite coach.
I don't consider DUI a minor traffic infraction. He made a mistake. Let him atone for his mistake. Let him back on the team when he has fulfilled his legal obligations and demonstrated that he is not likely to make such a mistake again. And yes, I am serious.
Just for the record, when Sessions was a senator running for reelection and ahead in the polls he would never agree to debate his opponent either.
Predicting which 10 SEC players will have most lucrative third-party ad deals when new NIL rules start in 2021
This will simply make legal whats been going on for years, boosters paying the best players. Now it will simply be legal as the booster will have the player do a commercial or promotional appearance, but the effect will be the same. I guarantee the Ogeron and Saban and the others will have a recruiting pitch where they point out how many businesses they already have lined up wanting players to do promotional work. This will shift the competitive balance even farther in favor of the traditional football powers as boosters paying players is now fair game. Wouldn't surprise me if in a few years there is a new position within each coaching staff of an administrative assistant that coordinates business requests for promotional appearances. It's a sad day for the NCAA, which was already pretty pathetic.
Ole Miss AD Keith Carter, coach Matt Luke issue joint statement on Elijah Moore’s ‘dog pee’ celebration penalty
Apologizing to “the Ole Miss family” sort of misses the point. Hey Matt, you still owe some apologies.
Metcalf did the same thing and he was a Freeze recruit. Oh how quickly we forget.
“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, and Rebel Nation” In other words, he is sorry for making the game-tying extra point more difficult which ultimately cost them the game. If he were truly sorry for his actions, there would be a few more categories of people mentioned. Like the MSU players coaches, and fans. He’s just sorry that he cost them a chance for OT.
JoMo better be worried about if Shoop can hold Bama to less than 80. After losing to LSU, they are going to be ill and we are the ones upon which they get to relieve their frustrations. I think Bama will score at will until Saban starts to pull his starters to prevent possible injuries.
Wow, for our offense to look this good the Arky defense must really be atrocious. I enjoyed watching it. I really hope we have turned a corner and it wasn't simply because the Hogs are bad.
"Mizzou football: Why do the Tigers continue to look completely unprepared away from home?" Please write the same type of article about Joe Moorhead and MSU. Joe, as well, has certainly turned out to be no road warrior. I suspect we could be Arkansas's first SEC win in a while in a few weeks.
Haven't seen MSU look this bad in a long time. Brings back Emory memories.
Shoop has got to go and probably Moorhead as well. You can make all of the excuses you want, but Shoop's defense makes every decent offense we face look like playoff contenders. And Moorhead needs to call plays at the start of the game like he does when we go 4 scores down. We have to open up the offense to have a chance to beat a decent team.
Why did that "best of my ability" not have a screen pass or wheel route for Kylin Hill on Saturday? We heard so much before the season started that Moorhead wanted to use Hill like he did Barkley at PSU which included a fair amount of receiving. If the the o-line can't open holes against a 7-man front, why not get Hill the ball in the flat? He is the best offensive player we have and Moorhead only tried one way to get him the ball and it didn't work. Try something different for once.
Good win for you guys. Don't get too excited about the defense, though. Our offensive minded coach can't plan or call a game. Made Auburn look like world champions and now this. I don't see another win for us except Abilene Christian and that really hurts me to say so.
Sure am glad we hired an offensive mind for a head coach. Otherwise, we might have only managed to score 3 or maybe 7 against the worst defense in the SEC. Oh wait, second worse since we obviously occupy the last spot for defenses. Shoop should be fired today. Not even let back on the bus to the airport. And very possibly Moorhead should be left on the side of the road as well. Never have I seen a team so inadequately prepared as I have with MSU the last two games. Absolutely pitiful.
The only thing left on the schedule that should be a lock is ACU. Moorhead has shown to get the team to perform so well (cough cough) in road games that you have to consider UT and TA&M as at best 50/50's while we should, heavy on the should, win at Arky. If the defense doesn't figure something out, we likely won't win any of these. Ole Miss in Starkville, it's always a 50/50 game. 8 wins could happen, but I'm not betting on it at this time. And there is no way we hold LSU to 27 points unless Joe Burrouw goes out early. Just don't see it happening.
I don't want apologies. I want to see improvement on the field week to week. The defense has been terrible so far and it doesn't appear to be getting better. Auburn has a great defense, but their offense is average and we made them look like national championship contenders. Fix the defense, don't talk about it. At least teach the guys to wrap up when they get to a ball carrier.
I didn't expect to be able to run effectively against Auburn's d-line so I expected the offense to struggle. I didn't expect the defense to use the hot butter technique but then again we have seen it several times this year. I'm beginning to believe Shoop's tenure at Utenn is the rule and last year was the exception.
Some of the guys played very well. Others, not so much. And I attribute a lot of the not so much to coaching. Take the poor tackling. That's been the case from the first game this year and it hasn't improved. That's on the coaches if they don't take the players that are not wrapping up and teach them proper technique. You almost never see the first MSU defender to a ball carrier make the tackle and it's because they don't wrap up. When that's going on this far into the season, it's on the coaches. The team was completely unprepared to start the game. Unfortunately, that seems to be a calling car for Coach JoMo and road games. He needs to figure out how to adjust his road pre-game plan so the players don't sleep walk through the first quarter. Lack of discipline is obvious with all of the BS penalties, including an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the head coach that cost us a first down to keep a drive alive when we desperately needed it. Yes, the players made some mistakes that are not on the coaches but the coaching staff has generally been underwhelming as well. When I can sit on my couch and tell you from the formation what play is coming the offensive genius JoMo is not doing a very good job and Shoop's defense can't stop the run or cover anyone. Bama will hang 80+ points on us unless they just get tired of running up and down the field. Yesterday was a complete bust from the top to the bottom for MSU football.
And yes, most everyone said exactly the same thing you are saying now before the game last year. How'd that work out for ya last year? Not saying this year will be a repeat, just pointing out that no one really knows at this point in time. ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO FEELS THE NEED TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS!
Nope, his job is to run the um athletic department not whine about the referees. I've already stated elsewhere that the play in question as a stand-alone should have been reviewed, but it really never should have happened if the refs had properly called the offensive pass interference 2 or 3 plays prior. So for him to play the "we got screwed by the refs" card is ridiculous and beneath his position. But then again, he is an interim AD so maybe it's not beneath his position. Certainly not his fault that he inherited a mess.
Suspended for 3 games then tossed after a half for 2 unsportsmanlike penalties. How selfish can a guy be to leave his team hanging like that instead of being on the field. JoMo should run him until his tongue hangs down to his toes.
Is he also going to complain about the offensive pass interference call against Ole Miss the refs blew to set them up in the red zone?