I guess I'm not one of the fans calling for any coach's head, and in fact I thought things were somewhat improved this season.
But looking back on this year and years past, my main issue with the coaching staff in our big losses comes down to game management.
It's almost like our coaches are so involved in the small details of each game that they're missing the bigger picture and can't get a sense for the overall momentum.
In the Michigan game, my issue isn't with "the call" (although I'm not sure it was necessary) but rather that the coaches seemed to miss the obvious fact that our passing game was working very well. Michigan wasn't able to contain our passing game, but we stopped it for them. We stopped ourselves.
In the Orange Bowl vs. Kansas, they could not stop our running game. But rather than a coach seeing this, going for the kill, and running it down their throat until they stopped it, we'd sprinkle in some ineffective, drive-killing passes.
So again, I'm not calling for anyone's head. I just wish our coaches would have a better sense of what is working and capitalize on it until the other team shows they can stop it.
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