September 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm #6554
Attended the game today. It was hot. Not to rain on everyone’s parade but Mr. Colvin started out strong and for the last three quarters (I know they scored at the end of the half) the offense disappeared. There are a lot of overthrows and the running game in toto disappeared. Mr. Borda started slow in 2004 but improved as the season went and into 2005 until he was hurt. Aaron Brown was the starter for the first four games in 1996 until they went to a more accurate thrower Seka Edwards. I am not hitting the panic button but maybe I have been watching football too long. I still don’t see any difference from previous work. I know he is trying hard and when it clicks it clicks. The defense did it today even though it felt like they were on the field the entire second half.
Oh – why do switch kickers and try field goals beyond their range?
The punt returner Suggs gave us good field position.
The defense was great despite some questionable penalties and spots.September 2, 2012 at 1:21 am #6555
Neither actually. Borda one of the best athletes we have ever had at qb. He was smart and could do it all. Aaro a Big 33 qb who never learned how to make his reads. Mike less telegraphing or double clutching as in the past. Knows O. Reads looked OK. His execution was spotty. Ran very well Dave did not have his best game calling plays.2nd half kept calling same plays over and.over again. If Mike can just avoid too many errors, which entire team could’t today, we’ll ne fine. D wore out. DCs need to buil some depth.September 2, 2012 at 3:04 am #6557
Dave mixed up the opening series with runs and safe short passes and they looked like they were clicking on all cylinders. It seemed like Monmouth eventually packed the box a bit to take that phase of the game away and dared Colvin to throw long. Although there were moments of success, he was very inconsistent. The fact that 3 offensive linemen (including Haggins) got hurt, did not help at all. Colvin absolutely has a strong arm but he moves his feet too much. We need to throw on 1st down more to keep the defenses honest. A win is a win…we move on.
BTW, Peery’s FG kicking has not gotten any more accurate but his leg has sure gotten stronger. Did anyone else notice the # of kicks in the endzone?September 2, 2012 at 10:23 am #6559
Thought Mike looked rattled after first quarter, threw off back foot a couple of times, number of over throws. Would have liked to stretch the field a little more and take advantage of our superior speed. Barket reported to be near 100% and he looked solid. Worried about front 7 D, agree with Rich on depth there. Hope OL injuries not serious, could not run the ball consistently after Vuono and Ruley? went out. I thought maybe our special teams have improved with KO into end zone consistently and 44 yard FG attempt was long enough but just wide. However 40 yard attempt was a dud, not sure if snap was bad or what. 5 great punts, but one stinker. Suggs very good on punt returns.
Have to give some credit to Monmouth, they adjusted well after 1st qtr. suspect they are better than advertised.
Lot of lessons learned from first game (as usual), proof of pudding will be if they are clean up for CCSU next week. Until then, jury is still out on how good this team is, IMHO.September 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm #6564
Not sure if Peery’s leg got stronger but I think they moved kickoffs from the 30 to 35 yd line this year.September 3, 2012 at 12:43 am #6565
I was not able to watch the game, but have several thoughts based on what I read and saw in highlights:
1) If Peery makes two easy field goals, this game’s out of reach. LU needs to start playing like a real FCS team and get a long snapper, holder and FG kicker who can make 90 percent inside the 40. This shaky kicking game has gone on too long. Recruit from the massive number of quality soccer players on campus, if need be.
2) As Andy noted in postgame, this was a (huge), veteran Monmouth team. This was not some pushover … LU injuries (Andy said Pellegrini, fourth-string center, had to finish up) played a role, and guys will have to step up. Monmouth probably one of better teams LU will face this year.
3) From what I saw (though I heard about dropped kickoff), Knott reminded me of a small Gerran Walker. Huge upside. Is he THAT shifty and fast?
4) It will be interesting to see what happens this week. Should be easier game, but … you never know … Which LU team will show up? Who’s still hurt?How much depth does this team really have?
5) Sounds like this is a game Colvin can build on, much like previous QBs have done in early season games, from Borda to Clark to Lum. Colvin has the physical tools. That said, two or three more games like this and LU might want to give an underclassman an opportunity under center to prepare for next year and the year after.September 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm #6568
Don’t know what the answer is to FG kickers, but recruit from NJ was AS.
Monmouth a veteran team and may well be better than advertised, time will tell.
Knott small in stature, but definitely has upside potential with his speed.
Not sure CCSU an easier game, but might be a more favorable match up.
Colvin will deliver, he just needs to settle down a little.September 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm #6569
Andy has been recruiting Ks the last 3 yrs. Seems none have worked out yet. Dont know enuf to say whether fault there or in delivery process. Agree OL issues large in 2nd half. It may be that is what ltd Dave’s play selection. Ol only really has 2 centers Douglas and Manganiello. Douglas has not taken spot. Ruley solid at every line slot. Clear we need him back or move Lippincott to C. Knott is that quick and fast, good hands and moves. Kurfis solid good size and speed but Buford almost as good. We have great depth here. We will be better next week. Q is whether we will be ready the week after.September 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm #6570
Paris looked good this week also, expect he may start next week in place of Kurfis.September 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm #6571
So why were we wearing brown shirts on a 90 degree day anyway?September 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm #6572
Got me.September 4, 2012 at 12:48 am #6575
Re: Jerseys (doesn’t sound like they had a real choice)
Visiting Team Jerseys
NCAA rules state that the visiting team must wear white jerseys. The color of the numbers for the visiting team’s jerseys has to be different from that of the home team. Visiting teams may only wear colored jerseys to away games if both teams agree in writing to wearing colored jerseys for that particular game. The home team’s respective conference must also officially certify that the visiting team’s jersey colors contrast with the home team’s jersey colors.
Home Team Jerseys
Home teams wear colored jerseys in contrasting colors to visiting team’s jerseys. If the color of the home jersey has white in the design, it is limited to numbers, number outlines, insignias, college name, sleeve stripes, collar border and side seam. Sleeve stripes and collar borders cannot exceed one inch wide and the side seam cannot exceed four inches wide. Home teams may wear white jerseys if its conference certifies the colors contrast with the visiting team’s jerseys and both teams agree to it in writing before the game.September 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm #6577
Thanks for the info, I always thought the home team got the choice.
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