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    So what do you think we have?

    Are we inconsistent or have we merely won games against bad teams? Texas Tech isn't a great team, and they really struggled against us but almost pulled out a victory. UNI didn't have trouble moving the ball against us, but they can't hold onto the ball against anyone. Iowa was never a game. Utah was never a game. Northern Illinois is actually looking pretty good, but they played their 2nd string qb against us. KSU was a back and forth game, although it seemed they could move the ball on the ground at will through most of it. Then they go and look like a junior defense against Nebraska.

    I can't tell what the heck we are right now. I know we've got at least three really tough games left with Nebraska, OU, and Texas. Missouri doesn't exactly seem like they've taken the step back like I thought they might. KU is terrible. Colorado isn't great, but I never like playing out there. Tell me we're making strides right now because I've got this feeling in my stomach that we might take 2 or 3 more beatings like tonight and possibly only two more wins this year.

    What do we have?



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    No defense and an inconsistent offense with no room for error.



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Istate View Post
    Are we inconsistent or have we merely won games against bad teams? Texas Tech isn't a great team, and they really struggled against us but almost pulled out a victory. UNI didn't have trouble moving the ball against us, but they can't hold onto the ball against anyone. Iowa was never a game. Utah was never a game. Northern Illinois is actually looking pretty good, but they played their 2nd string qb against us. KSU was a back and forth game, although it seemed they could move the ball on the ground at will through most of it. Then they go and look like a junior defense against Nebraska.

    I can't tell what the heck we are right now. I know we've got at least three really tough games left with Nebraska, OU, and Texas. Missouri doesn't exactly seem like they've taken the step back like I thought they might. KU is terrible. Colorado isn't great, but I never like playing out there. Tell me we're making strides right now because I've got this feeling in my stomach that we might take 2 or 3 more beatings like tonight and possibly only two more wins this year.

    What do we have?
    ditto



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    We won't be able to meaningfully compete with elite programs until our speed issues are resolved.

    The differential in terms of speed was brutal.



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    We've played two very good teams in Iowa and Utah.

    Iowa could've easily done what Utah did to us tonight, but chose not to. They also could've held us scoreless had they chosen to.

    So, we've played two good teams and basically been beat 200-20 or so, should they wanted to score as much as they could've and if they decided to leave their first or even 2nd string defense on the field.

    We are who they thought we were.



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Istate View Post
    Are we inconsistent or have we merely won games against bad teams? Texas Tech isn't a great team, and they really struggled against us but almost pulled out a victory. UNI didn't have trouble moving the ball against us, but they can't hold onto the ball against anyone. Iowa was never a game. Utah was never a game. Northern Illinois is actually looking pretty good, but they played their 2nd string qb against us. KSU was a back and forth game, although it seemed they could move the ball on the ground at will through most of it. Then they go and look like a junior defense against Nebraska.

    I can't tell what the heck we are right now. I know we've got at least three really tough games left with Nebraska, OU, and Texas. Missouri doesn't exactly seem like they've taken the step back like I thought they might. KU is terrible. Colorado isn't great, but I never like playing out there. Tell me we're making strides right now because I've got this feeling in my stomach that we might take 2 or 3 more beatings like tonight and possibly only two more wins this year.

    What do we have?

    What do we have?

    A C- Football team.
    You have to hope they can win 3 games out of KU, CU and Mizzou. (I could see us winning 1-3 of those since Mizzou is pretty good and CU is on the road.
    No way this team beats OU, Texas or Nebraska. i will give them a 25% chance against Tex.

    So we are looking at a 4-5 win football team.


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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Utah is a good team but not that good of a team. Tonight was a embarrassment.




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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone51 View Post
    We won't be able to meaningfully compete with elite programs until our speed issues are resolved.

    The differential in terms of speed was brutal.
    The next few weeks you'll realize that we're also under powered. We're also pretty short.



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    The defense gives me more hope that they can grow into their roles than the offense. They at least showed some fight for a while.

    The offense just has nothing. I have trouble seeing a bright spot, unless we count that they didn't spike themselves.


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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    They at least showed some fight for a while.
    Gonna have to disagree BIG time with you on this one. Utah had 2 punts, and 2 turnovers, or they scored every other possession. The defense was god awful, and couldn't stop the girl scouts from running all over them.



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    The defense has zero depth at the moment. The drop-off from the 1st to 2nd string is huge. When the 1st string gets gassed there is no one to fill in. Hence, the gradually worsening defense. This is exacerbated by an anemic offense which doesn't let the 1st team defense catch a breather. Offensively, we need a lot.




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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    If we beat Nebraska, it makes my season.

    I just don't see us having a winning record this year



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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Gonna have to disagree BIG time with you on this one. Utah had 2 punts, and 2 turnovers, or they scored every other possession. The defense was god awful, and couldn't stop the girl scouts from running all over them.
    Notice the word "some." I'm not exactly singing their praises. Plenty of fail to go around. But they at least looked like they wanted it a little bit at first.


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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlooded View Post
    Utah is a good team but not that good of a team. Tonight was a embarrassment.
    Precisely.

    Let's suppose Utah is better than almost everyone on the remaining schedule (except maybe OU & NU). If this program is supposedly primed for resurgence (even in a "transition year"), it shouldn't lose at home by 48 (giving up 68) unless the opponent is a bonafide BCS title contender.


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    Re: So what do you think we have?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Precisely.

    Let's suppose Utah is better than almost everyone on the remaining schedule (except maybe OU & NU). If this program is supposedly primed for resurgence (even in a "transition year"), it shouldn't lose at home by 48 (giving up 68) unless the opponent is a bonafide BCS title contender.
    We only lost by 41



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