So, some more.
There's no point in going through with an extensive analysis of the game like we normally do. This one was a pretty bad mismatch which in a way was expected. Still...
So, a couple notes and then some quotes from our Coach.
- It is our first shutout since 1998....when Gary Blackney was our coach.
- The 50 points for the first four games is the lowest since 1990...when MOE ANKNEYwas the coach. (And we played @VATech). (ht to @statmanmatt).
The 1990 team was 3-5-2 and the 1998 team was 5-6.
And the quotes...say what you will, Coach Clawson isn't sugar coating anything here.
We didn't play well.
We couldn't sustain anything on offense.
Obviously, when you get shut-out, it is not a good day
We are not where we need to be. We've got a lot of work to do to get there.
We are not making plays [on offense].
We don't have receivers getting open, we are not throwing the ball accurately and we had a couple of procedures again....
They beat us up front, they covered us in the secondary, we didn't play well at QB.
What struggle didn't we have?
We did play well across the board.
We didn't get open against them. We had one on one matchups we didn't win.
We tried to throw the ball short and they covered us. We tried to throw it behind them and they covered us.
I can't remember a receiver making a play today. We didn't get open.
Those times we did get open we dropped it. There were times we were open and we didn't throw the ball accurately.
We were running it in bits and pieces, but we were not creating big plays.
(Coach was asked to evaluate Schilz)
Our offense didn't score and we lost the game. When you don't score and you lose the game your QB didn't play well enough to win.
(About the switch to Johnson)
We were behind by a lot...we wanted to give him a chance and try to get a little spark.
He gave us a little spark but we didn't score.
(Asks about the benefits of a payday game).
2. If you team is mentally tough, it helps prepare you for conference play. (I found this an interesting choice of words).
It has been a tough 4 weeks for us.
On defense, he said McKoy, Hunter, and Gabe Martin had made some plays. Also called out Taylor Royster at the end.
On offense, it is easy to say guys aren't trying. (Which I don't).
He says that since we couldn't protect, a lot of he playbook, including pic plays, were not available.
Send that missing the end zone pass to Stokes was painful. You scheme something, it works just the way you want and you throw it a second late and instead of a TD it is an incomplete pass.