I don’t even know where to start. I am going to keep it as real as possible. Yesterday’s game was completely and totally embarrassing. Over the past fifteen years since the blood in my veins was Husker red, I have never been more disappointed by the performance of our team. How in the world does anybody who puts a red N on the side of their helmet let a team from the immediate south put up 76 points on them over the course of a game? I don’t care if they cloned Gale Sayers and John Riggins, the Jayhawks should never have their way with the Huskers the way they did on Saturday. I sat on my couch and could not believe what I was witnessing. Give some credit to Kansas, they are a much improved team and they play well together. Their QB is a good football player and he is completely in charge of his team on the field. But what happened Saturday is inexcusable.
There has to be changes made, no questions about it. Personnel, staff, you name it, they have had opportunity after opportunity to get their act together and get things going and it just gets progressively worse. We lack intensity, explosiveness, chemistry and most of all pride. Kansas could have scored 90 if they didn’t feel sorry for us. I cannot believe how far this program has fallen. Mediocrity, that’s funny, we passed that exit about 119 miles ago. It is probably easier for me to write the things that we did well rather than the areas we did poorly. I thought Joe Ganz did a decent job yesterday for his first start at the Division 1 level. He made some poor decisions in the second half but that was a result of him being backed into a corner where he had to force some throws. He showed some toughness and just think what he can do in an offense that uses a running game. 39 points should be enough to win most times, actually I am wrong; we needed 41 to beat Ball State. To have a great team you need all the players and coaches to have the same goals, expectations and work ethic, we obviously don’t have that. It’s sad when one guy is doing everything he can to help his team both on and off the field but the guy he plays next to doesn’t have that same dedication.
The defense was bad, we couldn’t cover anybody and we couldn’t get to the QB. Same story all year long. Somebody want to get off a block? I scratch my head wondering “is it the kids, or are they not teaching them these things in practice”. It’s the same mistakes over and over and over again. We are slow on defense; I don’t think anyone can argue that. I have been saying all year guys are playing out of position. We have defensive tackles playing defensive end, linebackers that should be ends; we’re too big and slow.
Where are all the true freshman running down on kick-off team? Terrible day on special teams. Makes it tough on your defense when you start a series on your own half of the field, all day long! Makes me sick, the whole thing. Still can’t figure out how to stop the read-option. After KU put up 60, why not put in some of the freshman that have had a year taken away from them. If you’re going to burn their redshirt, might as well get them some real game time.
I want to hear what you guys think. Where did this whole Callahan era go wrong? Who should be the next coach of the Huskers? Should Cally get one more year? Also if there are topics you would like me to hit on that I haven’t covered as of yet, let me know. Sometimes I feel that I am writing the same material over and over again, it just so happens we play at the same level all the time. Ok, I’ll get back to you guys in the next couple of days, hang in there, everything will get better!