I try not to be too negative in losses. But sometimes it’s hard to find a really outstanding performance. But the show has to go on.
Game Ball One:
Mr. Koetter had the Broncos’ lone TD on one of the weirdest plays of the day. Not sure if the Fresno State defenders just decided to “give up” on the play or what but, hey, Koetter almost hit the century mark (93 yards) on five catches and that isn’t too bad.
Congrats, Mr. Koetter!
Game Ball Two:
The Boise State pass rush did pretty decently on the day. Mr. Gums had four tackles (two solo), a sack, and a pass break up. Haener did ‘ok’ yesterday. But the Broncos d-line weren’t going to just let him get his stats.
Congrats, Mr. Gums!
Game Ball Three:
Mr. Automatic hit three FGs and was responsible for the majority of the Broncos’ points on the day. He’s technically a junior but curious if he tests the pro waters?
Congrats, Mr. Dalmas!
Frustrating game. Why did we abandon the run? I don’t get it. I knew once we got that roughing the kicker it was going to go downhill. Really dumb move, and Avalos apparently apologized for it. Sigh. Lots of hope for the future with Green in the pilot seat. Win the bowl game.
I was okay with the punt block attempt. With the offense struggling we needed to generate opportunities. That’s part of the risk that comes with it. The offense was ineffective (getting the ball in the endzone) for most of the game, so the dam was going to break at some point. Agree with Mr. Montoya that Avalos is still a question though. It’s true that Dirk seemed to solve a lot of our ills. And one has to ask if this turnaround was all because of his efforts. I said after the Beaver game that our team was worse in… Read more »
I think Avalos may have bought himself another two years at least. With everything (mostly) turning around after the OC fire/QB change, he will get some more time to get a new OC up and running. I DO think this is a very important hire. Whoever is hired at OC, they better be a game changer. They may get one year to implement their system but if the following year still has some issues, I can see them all getting replaced. Hopefully we don’t have to think of that ever again. Hopefully the new hire will be glorious and take… Read more »
Dalmas also made a good tackle that may have gone for a TD. I’ve said this before, if we are looking for an MVP for this season, it has to be Dalmas.
Some have expressed concern about not sticking to a run game. I’ll defend Dirk on this account. If you believe in your game plan, some are inclined to stick with it; feeling that eventually it will reap rewards. That said, I’m not so sure Dirk has as much confidence in Green as he did in Bronco recievers. They showed some flashes but not consistant. I’m not concerned either about Green’s throwing mechanics. He comes a little more over the side than over the top. I don’t think his accuracy is a problem either. Perhaps his view of the defense and… Read more »
Yes on that Delmas tackle!! He sold out on that play and it saved an immediate score. Was a great effort from the Kicker! Also, that guy will never hear the end of getting tackled by the kicker so it has a little added bonus!!
I’m gonna go ahead and leak a name right now for OC. Chris Peterson. There. Now it’s out there. The rumor has started. Can’t put the cat back in the bag. Now all that’s left is to make that rumor a reality!!
At least according to a UNLV journal the former LSU coach is a candidate and so it coach Pete. If coach pete is interested in getting back into coaching Dickey better be calling him yesterday.
To my friend, Boise
Not that I wouldn’t want him, it’s just that it’s below his pay grade.
When it comes to a new OC, why not Cody Hawkins?
Well according to a reputable sports blog (comments section), Chris Peterson has his hat in the ring as a candidate. So maybe he’s looking for a little ride into the sunset moment. I don’t know. I just go where the facts take me!
If the FBI can use that tactic then it’s good enough for me.
If the LSU coach is Ed Orgeron, he would be amazing at Boise State. If watching Avalos walk up and down the sideline dry and emotionless bugs you, Ed Orgeron is the cure.
How about Bo Pelini?
I don’t mind a coach appearing emotionless but Avalos appears detached. There’s little doubt he’s a good guy but his vibe on the sidelines is weird.
Orgeron? There’s not enough whiskey and women in Boise to attract his interest. It takes a lot.
Bo Pellini is not a bad character. I’ll bet Nebraska regrets that decision!! I kind of like him. He’s a bit like Harsin in his coaching style.