field by long, time consuming drives with mostly runs.
That might just work.
if we can manage to get Zaire's helmet to come off at the right time.
I mean, what a brilliant fucking strategy, to figure out when to change quarterbacks based upon when their headgear comes off during play.
I missed most of the game, so I'm not sure how Kelly decided to rotate his quarterbacks in and out. It's been suggested to me that there was room for criticism, but since I didn't see most of the game ...
But seriously, whatever rhyme or reason or sorcery Kelly might have been employing the rest of the game, inserting Golson in the middle of a drive because Zaire was required to leave the game for (at least) one play and then to leave Golson in the game for the following (second) play might be the most befuddling thing I've seen from Kelly in five seasons.
And, as you might imagine, that's a pretty high bar for me.
Every other series, every third series, every other play, running plays, passing plays, plays when the wind is blowing over 15 mph, plays following a comment by Brent Musburger about a coed in the stands, whatever ....
But changing quarterbacks based upon a helmet coming off during play (and obviously, I'm not talking about the first play, but the ensuing plays)?
I guess it's better than whatever decision might have resulted from any deeper thought on Kelly's part.
he needs to spend more time honing his craft and less time on social media.
And whenever the hell Zaire's equipment was ready for action, my point (question) stands.
but it there was an underlying logic to BK's use of his QBs today, he kept it well-hidden.
And trying too hard to show your genius.
If Kelly ran a ball controlled that placed a focus on time of possession, he loses 1-2 games a year through his ND career.
He coaches too cute
without an excellent defense.
I love a great running game, but if BVG is failing against spread offenses, that's not going to work.
it's an open question right now.
If our D is on the field 35+ minutes a game! it will struggle. I'd say the same thing about AL, OR, and Stanford.
The defense I have no clue in. BVG had a rough stretch at Auburn and now here.
And then get fired because of it.
an poor defense. If the same offensive game plan was run with a competent defense, it would make that defense look great.
Kelly will succeed or fail because of Kelly.
Along with Lou's stated additional reason: Constantly honing your running game in practice makes your defense more physical thanks to practicing against it.
isn't the answer, ti won't matter how much we run.
will be better with less turnovers. If BVG is really a good DC this team has a shot. If he isn't, no shot.
ND has had championship defenses under BK. It;s been the offensive inconsistency thats cost ND so many games under Kelly.
It's about his ability to look at himself critically and stop being so personally invested in his offensive system.
It all comes down to Kelly, it's all at his feet. If he fails, it will be 100% about him and no one else.
All the rest is detail. I did find it entertaining that a HC whose record (100-30) exactly averaged to 10-3, in the thrill of this victory, fearlessly forecast a top 4 finish for ND next year.
...you will lose.
Holtz isn't a batty old man, he prefaced his statement with "I've looked at schedule..." He's publicly setting the bar for 2015. I think that's his understated way of saying that the underachievement needs to end.
They provided an excellent contrast to our AD's recent comments. If excellence is no longer the goal @ ND, we might as well Get Used To It w/ playing weekday bowl games in Nashville.
"Mediocrity is never an option." Maybe we should replace the sign in the locker room.
It was such a matter-of-fact statement from a different era that made me very sad at the time.