Akron scored 27 points yesterday at Kent and only gave up 33. DJ Irons played a nice game. Can we beat the Zips by scoring 14-17 points? That’s probably what we’re facing.
Who could have ever imagined we’d be heading up to Akron with very real concern about whether we can beat that team?
My oh Miami! Where did your once proud football program go?
Gabbert was very rusty but got better in the 2nd half. Team had 99 yards and 5 first downs at half time and ended up with 305 yards and 20 first downs.
A week of practice hopefully adds up to 30 points at the Zips.
Let’s hope so. If not, the season - already circling the toilet bowl - probably gets flushed…
I’ll keep my rose colored glasses on for another week.
Miami D is now #31 overall in FBS Defense. Offense is # 121 overall. Feel real bad for Defensive coaches and players who have to put up with a clueless OC and players who simply can’t get it done.
Can’t run the ball with and huge weight advance with the OL?
We should be ranked high based on 5 really mediocre or flat out bad teams we’ve played. The defensive effort against UK was indeed exceptional though. But considering how bad the defenses of those same 5 teams are, it’s absolutely pitiful to see we’re in the bottom 10 nationally on offense.
We’re opening at just -8.5 over AKRON
CBS 131 rankings have us at #114 this week and Akron at #130.
The Athletic’s 131 has us at #111 and the Zips at #130.
Are any of these numbers defensible in a coach’s ninth season - especially given the supposedly high quality of recent recruiting classes?
Offense Stats are all that is needed to FIRE the Clown OC.
The recruiting class touted as the highest is the 2022 class. Freshman. I’m not sure expecting freshmen to start and win games immediately is the right expectation. Life throws you curves. We lose Gabbert and LT game 1. We win games with #2 QB giving all he’s got. Don’t forget, we also lost a stud linebacker and multiple D-Linemen to the portal this year. Never how you start, it’s how you finish. I believe the program is still heading in right direction. I’m obviously the minority here, which is fine. We will win at least 3 of next 4 if not all of them. I would consider that a success, considering the adversity we dealt with.
What plays would you run? Who would you start? Just curious? We had 305 yards of offense.
206 yards in the 2nd half and 15 first downs , but only 7 points.
Come on, man! We’re ranked the 111th or 114th team in FBS in the middle of this coaching staff’s 9th season. And we play a schedule loaded with some of the worst teams in FBS. What program in America would consider that “heading in the right direction?”
Our defense that lost all those studs hasn’t been the problem. Probably 20 teams have had their first team QB knocked out for extended games this season - including Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Coastal. Wake Forest, Alabama, Kentucky, Auburn, Fresno, NC State and others. Most haven’t seen their season completely derailed. Good coaching means you have a back-up QB ready to plug in and play.
Every team in the country deals with injuries and manages to compete. In fact, when you listen to CM, we’ve actually been fairly healthy.
Just stop already. Our offense is making opposing defenses look like the 85 Bears.
Every team has injuries. WMU started an 18 year old Frosh.
enough of the excuses
I don’t see anyone offering solutions. What play calls were wrong? What would you call?
They are facts, not excuses. Season is not over, not even close. Man, you guys give up so easy. Not me, I still have faith.
BC–In case you didn’t notice, we are 3-5. Eight games and the team has sung the fight song 3 times. 5 times all was quiet in the locker room after the game. We’ve played 4 MAC games (the weakest conference in FBS) and have LOST THREE.
I am an eternal optimist.But I am not brain dead or in a coma.1-3 vs MAC is PATHETIC.Your optimism is appreciated, but come on. What has happened this year is all on the coaches. The failure to protect Brett late in a lost game is ALL on Chuck. This season, at every practice and before every game, the HC and Off co-ordinator had one primary concern–KEEP BRETT HEALTHY.They knew he was injury prone. They had to know they didn’t have a competent backup after AJ left and they had all spring and summer to work on a QB.
So, your continued refusal to even acknowledge what a cluster f*** this season has become is more than difficult to understand. And we were all expecting a big year. Optimism is great–but REALITY sucks. I had a solution–see if Chryst wants a job. Or any number of qualified Miami men. Would be a huge improvement from the leadership we have now.
Finally, being critical is not in my nature. I have been a loyal fan and have been friends with dozens of Miami athletes and coaches. But even I have limits. My limits have been reached.
I think we have made it through fairly well with the injuries. Brett is healthy. We will be in a bowl game. We have a great 2022 recruiting group, 2023 looks to be great as well. So yeah, I think that’s a positive. If you don’t, Que, Sera, Sera……
Also….8 of those teams are power 5, so not apples to oranges. We went 3-3 with back up. With one of those losses being Cincinnati. That’s over, behind us. Move on.
I’m just saying it’s not over. Not saying your wrong to this point. Its just not over yet.
I’m going to say that calling delayed handoffs up the middle on almost every 2nd and long with RBs who aren’t built to run between the tackles and 7 or 8 guys in the box on defense is probably not great playcalling.