- Jan 3, 2017
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Good win! Oklahoma didn’t apologize for beating Tulane. Notre Dame won’t apologize for beating Toledo
We might get 8 or 9 wins, if we get some breaks. But this team against Iowa’s current team will be ground up like hamburger. And Iowa’s offense isn’t particularly impressive. Iowa’s defense, if we run 45 totally predictable, telegraphed plays, will destroy us and score two defensive touchdowns. It doesn’t have to be this way.Fleck probably loves this kind of blind allegiance.
Be objective in your view and you'll see what any knowledgeable fan sees... this team has some weaknesses.
Doesn't mean this team can't get to 8-9 wins with some luck.
You have to watch getting caught up in number of sacks because there were multiple near misses today as their qb seemed fairly elusive. That said, the lack of any sort of consistent pressure has been disappointing through 2 games.Two disheartening and ominous statistics: no sacks or plays longer than 31 yards in two games—some hope for latter; for the former the push from Pinckney & Martin up front does not seem to be materializing…two long field goals provides a reason to smile, though..
We’d have lost this game w/o our new FG kicker … Pinckney and Martin appear invisible. No sacks in two games—and Miami was playing freshman at both tackles. This is a very bad harbinger. Even in the really bad years, we seemed able to occasionally mount a pass rush.Two disheartening and ominous statistics: no sacks or plays longer than 31 yards in two games—some hope for latter; for the former the push from Pinckney & Martin up front does not seem to be materializing…two long field goals provides a reason to smile, though..
Purdue played UConn which is hardly a real football team. Nebraska beat a MAC team at home as did the Gophers. Colorado lost and only scored 7 points.A W is a W, but Iowa and Colorado looked awfully good today, as did Nebraska and Purdue. It will not be an easy season with conference road games at Northwestern, Indiana and Iowa.
Colorado held Texas A&M to 3 points until the final 2:00 minutes of the game. That is scary. That is a real, tangible, functioning defense. If our Colorado game plan is to run Potts 45 times to the same spot, I’m starting to feel a little bit nauseous.Purdue played UConn which is hardly a real football team. Nebraska beat a MAC team at home as did the Gophers. Colorado lost and only scored 7 points.
Iowa is a solid football team as always. Iowa State is overrated.
Agreed. Threads like this make me hate this website.
I'm pretty sure A&M was playing a backup QB
Some people actually look for something to complain about.I used to think that, but then I changed my perspective! Now I look forward to seeing how some posters on this site are relentlessly negative.
For example: did the Gophers cover the spread but lose to OSU? The negative posters tell us we can't enjoy that result because "who cares how we looked, we lost and all that matters is winning or losing."
But win a game and fail to cover the spread like today? We can't enjoy that either because "who cares if we won, we looked like crap doing it."
Just my .02 cents.
Zach Calzada was not that highly recruited, just a 3 star and has rarely seen the field. He got beat out by a 4 star Freshman Haynes King who got injured immediately at the start of the game.And I'm pretty sure a team that finished 8-1 in the SEC last year with a string of top 10 recruiting classes is probably going to convincingly beat a bad defense using their 3rd string QB if need be.
There's lots of season left and it's a win. But it's the way the game had to be won that's concerning to many of us Gopher fans.
I get frustrated with these games where we should be experimenting a little because my thought is that with Mo going down, we needed to see what else we had in the backfield. I know they see these guys in practice, but game time is a different story and I really wanted to see the other guys, not just Potts pounding the ball nearly 40 times. I thought it would also be a good time to see what could be done in the passing game since we'll need to rely on that a bit more this season with Mo going down. I was hoping to see more tight end passes, maybe some running back screens or you know a little creativity somewhere.I’m happy about this win. Glad to see Potts shine; ecstatic to see our kicker nail a 50 yard FG. Going forward, we will need 35 points minimum against any good team. Unlikely our defense will score in any given game; even more unlikely kick returners will score. So, it’s all on the offense. If we simply run Potts 40 times a game into loaded boxes, and throw a dozen passes (only when predictable), it will be a long frustrating season. Potts will get injured and our passing game (QB and WRs) will lose confidence and get rusty.
PJ clearly was playing not to lose today, rather than playing aggressively to win. Don’t throw downfield? He wasn’t taking what the defense gave us. Won’t be many explosive plays on the offensive side this year if this grossly unbalanced mentality continues. And it looks like we’ll be yielding at least 4-5 explosive plays a game on defense. Bad formula for the season.
Ok, I'll bite. Calzada was a high 3 star (.88 247 sports) in GA. Our current highest QB recruit (AK) was a .89. Calzada is in his 3rd year in the system, but doesn't look to have a lot of game experience.Zach Calzada was not that highly recruited, just a 3 star and has rarely seen the field. He got beat out by a 4 star Freshman Haynes King who got injured immediately at the start of the game.
Calzada threw <50% on 38 passes. That's not good, and not sure how much of that was because of great defensive play.