"A lot of times when you look at it we're waiting for something bad to happen. It's not going to just happen, create opportunities for something good to happen for you."
-Charlie Strong, today
There's a lot of understandable frustration, but one silver-lining I think, is that like last week, Charlie Strong still seems able to diagnose the problems and evaluate the performances perfectly. Laugh if you want, and of course, being able to diagnose means nothing if you can't eventually correct those weaknesses, but I still maintain it's a legit feather in a coach's cap.
Losing is never fun, but it's even worse if your coach says things after a loss from way out in left field like, "I liked our poise on offense" when the offense stunk or "Focus wasn't a problem" when you have 11 penalties.
I think the quote above perfectly captures our offensive woes. The unit plays scared, especially in crunchtime moments; you have to make plays, instead of waiting for someone else to step up. Trite, maybe, but true. And we won't break through until they start playing with more confidence in themselves. Like Strong said: Time to grow up.