Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by tirk, Nov 28, 2005.
Bennie was injured while Saban was here...
That's one hell of a 4 year injury. I suppose that didn't stop him from going to the Olympics though.
injured last year... the year before i guess he wasn't as good as Clayton/Skyler et al... im just saying, this is his first real chance to shine after overcoming injury and now he gets one pass per game...
With all of the speed we have at reciever, you would think we could do one of those "indy colts" plays like Payton to Harrison first play from scrimmage yesterday...
Saban talked about trying to get Bennie the ball more for the past few years. It didn't happen till Miles got here. And I don't remember Bennie being injured all last season. I guess you have no comment about my other responses to your WR post.
Other teams take note of our speed at WR, so they often line off of our guys 10 yards. That's why we take short to mid range passes most of the time. But when you drop them, it doesn't matter how far it would have went.
Maybe so, but these coaches' jobs are on the line with the decisions they make---they spend countless hours planning what to do every Saturday. They're not out to try to frustrate the fans - they're trying to win ballgames because their careers depend on it. So I trust that they know best what plays to call.
And through it all, hell, we're 10-1.
I agree. I think our lack of deep throws is a combination of opposing corners playing off the ball, and a concern over whether we can routinely protect JR long enough to allow our receivers to get deep.
I don't care whether our 10-1 season is a result of Les Miles's personal involvement in playcalling and coaching or his choice of coordinators--whichever it is, it's a successful formula. No matter how much talent there is, those 85 guys aren't coaching themselves and organizing themselves. Someone knows what he's doing.
I am thrilled that Les Miles is self-confident enough as a head coach to hire two strong talented men to be his coordinators AND to let these men do their jobs. DiNardo is an example of a guy who had such a weak ego that he couldn't tolerate having smart assistants, much less let assistants do anything without his permission. I'd always prefer a guy who knows whereof he does not know and who seeks to be surrounded by great and capable lieutenants.
My brother-in-law is a Tennessee grad and his brother is very influential in the Tennessee alumni association--they're all scared to fire Fat Phil because they don't know what they might get. So I think (a) there aren't many great coaches out there for hire, (b) we got a pretty good one with lots of promise, (c) somehow--either because he led the team or he let other capable men lead--we're 10-1 and #3 in the country, something Mark Richt has never achieved, for instance, and (d) I'm not going to worry about the future because it will ruin the enjoyment of this year. We had Nick last year and last year was nowhere near as great as this year has been--so even though we all loved Nick we should be happy with Les for what he's been able to do.
By the way, speaking of Tennessee, they're all excited Cutcliffe is returning. I think they're CRAZY!! Cutcliffe's success is spelled MANNING, both at Tennessee and Ole Miss. Take away the Mannings and Cutcliffe is a big loser. We'll beat Tennessee at Neyland next year--and that will be even more fun than winning this year would have been.:geauxtige
feeling nostalgic huh
excellent 2005 analysis.
I am giving Les 2 more years with these coordinators and next years crop of La talent to make a statement.