I thought the same thing. The emotions are always high after a hard fought game. There were a lot of great takeaways from the game. The team kept fighting. You can tell that they were all fighting together. The QB seems to keep them in games. He was under a ton of pressure last night with 2 DE's that looked like they can play in Big Time college programs. The #11 player had a heck of a game. Seemed like he was either running the ball or tackling someone. Very impressed with that young man. #15 is the best athlete on the field. But, what are the coaches credentials? Defense couldn't contain the ends or stop the big play. Next week they have 2 D1 WR's. Do they not have a zone defense package? I have never seen that much confusion on a sideline at the end of a big game? Even on live stream it looked like they were all running around or just looking on the field with no calls? Why couldn't they get the play calls in? It seemed like it was 2nd and 2 from the 2 yard line and the QB was hurrying the coaches to get the calls in? Its 2nd and 2....theres only 2 plays.....QB sneak or RB blast? It looked like I was watching a youth recreational game? Big games will always spotlight inexperience. It was obvious. The hope is that the coaches recognize their shortfalls and make the adjustments. It will tell what kind of leaders they are. This could be the experience to help make that adjustments. It all goes back to the head coach and how he is able to manage that process. There is no time to sulk. Time to learn, adapt, and get back to work. Because its Massillion next week. how does a top tier game get that referee crew? Were we able to save a couple bucks to get the D-level refs. What a mess that was. Seemed like they couldn't place the ball in the right spot all night. Missed 2 horse collars and it seemed like a couple pass interferences in the last series that were right in front of the back judge. Those could be toss ups but definitely thought 1 was obvious. With big games that needs to be a priority to have the right crew. What a mess that was. First home game in a new stadium and that crew came out of a clown car. Some final thoughts. The addition to the student on the boxcast was great. he did a nice job announcing. added another level depth to the broadcast. Also the new field looked amazing. I hope more tickets open up to see a game there.Few thoughts from the Hoban game:
The quality of coaching between the offense and defense is growing more and more noticeable. I thought Prevesk called his best game as offensive coordinator. He was creative and took advantage of an over aggressive Hoban defense. Also looks like he took my advice from after the SVSM game and got the QB more involved in the run game which proved to be very effective.
The defense on the other hand was disappointing to say the least. Hoban scoring 31 was not an accurate representation of how the defense played. It easily, and should have, have been 40+. The part that drives me crazy about the defense is that they try to run the “Gregg Williams defense.” Which puts a single safety 20+ yards off the line of scrimmage making him a non-factor on a majority of plays. Bene was essentially playing 11 v 10 on defense most of the night and you could see that by how wide open the middle of the field was on almost every passing play. Against bad teams like SVSM this strategy worked because the free safety could bate the below average QB into making mistakes, but against a good team with a good QB this defense will continually get picked apart.
Proud of how the guys fought and never gave up after some big plays by Hoban, but this team definitely has some work to do if they want to make a deep run in D2.
i do love watching this team and the boxcast has allowed a ton more viewers. Hope it remains in place for the long term.