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Some of the ‘bad tackling’ was our defenders reaching for a runner who has sped on by. At times we had angles, but the VU runners had an extra gear that we don’t have. You can’t coach or teach speed. You can only recruit it, and until the PL goes to scholarships the ability of any PL team to get that type of quality will be very limited, and only luck will get a player with such speed on our campus. I also agree we were out of position at times as well which contributed, but partly due to VU play callling that anticipated our being over-aggressive to make up for our lack of speed. Countless times VU runners cut back against the grain and left our defenders grasping at air. I also still can’t believe some our play calling. I don’t think we ran the ball until about the fourth possession. We had the ball early near midfield with a 2nd and 2 and threw two straight incomplete passes! Reminded me of the fatal decision to not go for the first down against Colgate last year while trying to get in field goal range for a game winning FG.