OK, its taken me until Monday afternoon to collect myself enough from Saturday’s (déjà-vu) collapse to put some thoughts into my take on what is going on with our Buffs.
There is absolutely no other explanation for the repeated dismal performance on the road than coaching. Period. Every possible tactic excuse that the coaching staff has come up with in the prior years are no longer valid, i.e. team maturity, leadership, and experience.
My biggest complaint revolves around the passing game. We have actually assembled an impressive group of receivers lead by two seniors (McKnight and Patterson), additional experience in Clemons and Jefferson, along with some talented new blood in Richardson that we just cannot seem to get involved in the game for more than 5 yard pass plays. I just can’t understand how we have SO MUCH difficulty in establishing a passing attack. Why are our fast and talented receivers never open? Poorly designed routes, unexplained phenomenal coverage, loafing, Hansen/Hawkins- can’t see/hit the openings?? WHAT IS IT??
Just imagine what this does to recruiting WR’s!
Its obvious that Hansen does not have a gun, so I can only hope Hirschman does and can stand in the (short lived) pocket and get the ball downfield with some authority next year.
Back to my original issue- this leadership has been given more than ample opportunity to correct issues, motivate, and game plan for winning results, but have proven it’s beyond their capability. Done, over, time for a change in leadership.
Exception being Collins, Cabral, and possibly Ambrose (Because he is so new). Certainly Collins will be poached next year, and I couldn’t blame Cabral for bolting if he isn’t named Head Coach because he has certainly earned that opportunity somewhere if he wants it.
Go Buffs (obligatory)