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Still a loss this week Coach, but things are looking up — particularly on defense. What do you think made that happen?
Any time you happen to have goddamm Toby Keith on your sideline, you’re going to take your game up a notch.
Breaking down the adjustments that were made from last week to this, how did Dusty Kiel grade out in his first start?
Dusty’s did an adequate job for us on Saturday. Repeatedly I’ve said that what we need from whomever is in the game at that position is a lack of mistakes. Dusty played smart enough, but we need to see even smarter play from him. A lot of that will come from getting experience. Losing Roberts for the week took out a dimension to our run game — “High School” is the change-up back who helps stretch the LBs across the line of scrimmage. When we’re limited to using mostly Perez and Houston, Penn State was able to really play to their strengths within the box and make our QB to have to look further down his progressions, and right now we’re still learning how to do that.
Any insight on how the defense made the step up?
So how about that? Ekeler and Mallory really got their shit together this week. Honestly, it didn’t hurt that Penn State also did they’re best to play down to our level. What I think we’re beginning to see from some of our personnel is that they get what’s going on out there. No doubt, Jeff Thomas is a stud who processes what he sees on the field and makes things happen. What we finally saw today was play out of those both the guys in front of him and behind him. Shit like that translates to opportunities for sacks and INTs. We’ve still got a long way to go in not telegraphing what we’re doing in bringing pressure or backing off into coverage, but we’ve got some kids out there that are learning new skills every week. Shout out to the Hardin Brothers back there in the secondary — those cats are some slick skinny dudes.
@JeffShowalter: You know you’re allowed to score TD’s in the first 3 quarters, right?
Got a little ugly there in the second and third quarters with those “3 & outs” didn’t it? The upside is that we’re still hanging in there to “out adjust” our competition late in the game. Heading into the conference season we’re lining up against teams with bigger, better, and more experienced talent — fact is that we might actually wear down one of these teams with brains and guts.
Coach Johns got to spend a little quality time with me this Sunday morning in my office talking about what we can do to make sure our receivers are able to hold on to the ball. Bunch of those cats are dinged up, but not in the hands. This game in particular may have come down to some of our lost opportunities — not just on the big plays, but on the third downs that really keep our shit motoring along.
@briand_73: Is there a soccer player who can punt?
That means I’d have to deal with Mr. Smug himself, Kid Soccer Coach. (Oh, la de dah… we’re undefeated so far.. 8th Star… blah, blah, fucking blah…). Pines is getting a #helmetsticker this week for his quantity work — we’re still working on quality. We picked up a kicker or two during the Slapdick Olympics to put some heat on him and we’re out there beating the bushes through recruiting for the future, but yeah — we’ve got a long fucking way to go with our special teams. This is where those sophomores and juniors who are second and third on the depth charts need to step up and make a difference.(Except you Ewald… you’re cool. Schell too.)
Scott@CrimsonCast.com: Why is your Coach’s Show on the BTN so damn boring?!
First of all, I’d like to thank Jeremy Gray for riding herd on that snoozefest. Still can’t decide if he looks more like Vern Troyer or the bald dude from Californication. First of all, you gotta know we do that show on Sundays — not exactly when we’re all fresh as a fucking daisy if you know what I mean. Second of all, you’ve got to crack the code. There’s a reason why it airs at 11:30 on Friday mornings: so you can grab it off your DVR for a pre-party drinking game on Friday night. I’ll let you creative types make up your own rules.
#Helmetsticker of the Week:
Whoever the kids are who keep showing up with the #helmetsticker banner in the East Stands. You’re the kind of cats we need to keep this wagon moving forward — tweet @FakeCoachWilson a photo of y’all with your banner and Lexy will get some good stuff out to you.
For these rest of you slapdicks who were noticeably absent in that big empty hole in the stands in the northeast corner, get your shit together so you can join us when we make one of these 4th Quarter comebacks stick… and looking at that halfwit Zook and his Illinois team, that day may be coming soon.
Before FCW gets out of here, he’d like to apologize to the sisters of Phi Mu up there on the extension. During the game FCW retweeted a quip from a follower that didn’t put the sisters in the best light. In the words of @RachyWills: “Not Cool”. The retweet was promptly un-retweeted and let it be known that FakeCoachWilson is sorry for his poor judgement.
Alright? Everybodycool? My ears are still ringing from the Toby Keith show, so I gotta hit the elliptical… Can’t get that “I Wanna Talk About Me” song out of my head…