Well, now that I’ve cooled down and collected my thoughts from a miserable ball game, I’m ready to resume posting. Look for this week’s Big Ten power rankings sometime tomorrow.
In the meantime, I’m going to link you to a couple of excellent blog posts that I feel you should all read because they pretty much sum up my feelings regarding our coaching staff and the state of PSU football:
- Alex Grier at The Nittany Notebook suggests lowering your expectations regarding a Big Ten title/BCS title hopes as long as JoePa is in charge.
- Run Up The Score does an in-depth “play-by-play” review of each of PSU’s offensive series this past weekend. CAUTION: Do not read this review after a hearty meal.
As for my final thoughts: Unless the “offensive” coaching staff gets its act together and certain players aren’t properly benched, don’t expect a repeat of 2005 where we lost to Michigan but managed to run the table on the rest of our schedule on our way to an improbable Big Ten title. The defense is still pretty damn good, but they can’t do it all by themselves (See: 1999, 2004 seasons). Right now, I’m expecting a couple more losses and a return trip to the “Bloomin’ Onion” Bowl, which is honestly the best you’re going to see bowl-wise for the foreseeable future with the current regime in business.
Get used to seeing this logo, because this is the best it’s going to get bowl-wise until a major coaching shake-up occurs
Last but not least: I’m done with defending Morelli, the only thing he and Kerry Collins appear to share is arm strength and that’s it. Collins and his partner in crime, Ki-Jana Carter stepped up as leaders at Michigan on that wonderful evening in 1994 with the score tied at 24 and led us to the winning TD. Collins made the right reads and Carter was able to protect the football en route to a clutch road win. This past Saturday, when Morelli and Austin Scott weren’t getting screwed over by shitty play-calling, they killed what few chances we had to score a TD with terrible passes and buttery hands.
Alright, that’s all I can take for now…I’m gonna go puke with Mike Gundy