Still I have a bone to pick with the play calling. If Stanford is going to give you over the middle, then take it play after play after play. I don't care if Agholor (or however you spell it) catches 10 passes in a row and Woods and Lee never see the ball, that's what you do. Maybe I am wrong but it appeared to me that Stanford was dbling the wideouts and relying on backers to cover the TE and slot receiver. in the 10-15 yard area.
Was it the play calling that really threw off the passing game, or was is more centered on the reduced response time generated by a faulty O-Line, that shortened the window Barkley had to decide where the ball was going?
I heard a few grumbles about that going around … and the possibility that consistently shaving a seconds or more off “pocket play” was throwing Matt off some in the decision process. Seems like that makes sense, but then again it could just be an excuse. Does the O-line often provide a more comfortable setting for Barkley when playing other teams … or is this more a result of Stanford having put in the extra effort on the D-line?
Thanks for your assessment, and indentifying the personnel change as a possible cause ... clears things up a little. I have to warn you that I was taking notes to email Les, in case we both happen to stumble on a miracle this season.
Gonna be a long year.
Even if the starting center returns next week, Cal will try to exploit his physical weakness and attack the nose all afternoon.
Look at Arizona coming into Autzen this weekend with a new lease on life. What is a good sauce to put on fried Wildcat?
Well, I'm doneoh come on man! USC isnt even eliminated! You guys can still have a great season and go to the Rose Bowl and if you can keep it to 1 loss and win the ccg still be there at the end for the title game chatter with a bigger advantage than most if not all, that being the pollsters love USC. A one loss USC gets in over any other 1 loss team if it comes down to it. Guaranteed.
Can someone explain this rule?No I can't however the time on the clock already mentioned is a consideration but I'm not inclined to buy into that. The other would be the fact that the BYU offense recovered the ball and not the Utah defense as opposed to the USC defense recovering the ball instead of the Utah offense. So there was still an opportunity to for BYU to win the game when the fans/players rushed the field. Even then, for me, as long as the play is live, time on the clock or not the flag should be thrown in those instances.
oh come on man! USC isnt even eliminated! You guys can still have a great season and go to the Rose Bowl and if you can keep it to 1 loss and win the ccg still be there at the end for the title game chatter with a bigger advantage than most if not all, that being the pollsters love USC. A one loss USC gets in over any other 1 loss team if it comes down to it. Guaranteed.
You couldnt honestly have expected to run the table in the pac12, it's almost impossible in todays conference play. Oregon did it but that was an anomaly that wont be repeated any time soon.
I don't see anyone running the table in any conference this year except for maybe FSU. They have such an easy schedule it's pathetic... (The ACC has a way of spoiling each others hopes though so root for Clemson this weekend!)
I have to say its pretty sad watching a Trojan throw in the towel after a single loss! Its like Hop said "it's FIGHT ON!!! ... not give up"...
Take a week or so off and come on back! If not, oh well cya later, been fun talking with you.
Trucker we all have those teams who's results are insufferable, but that's the beauty of sports. Those lows make the increadible highs even higher!
If When USC loses to Cal this Saturday, then by all means, push the panic button. But, USC still has more talent on their roster than anyone and remains a dangerous contender for every prize in CFB.There....that's better.