- Sep 17, 2011
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I was a student when we lost at Memorial to Navy 30-0 in 1978. We have had plenty of losses in the Rentschler era but the two shutouts have a lot in common despite the long break in time. When we played Navy I remember how their lines were such a mismatch for our guys who played hard that day. Faster feet, stronger physically, and tougher. The same thing was going on last night. Our O-line is just not good enough even with all the bye week practices. No one on our lines would start for Cinci though Campenni would be the most likely candidate on the defensive line. This is our biggest issue that will prevent success going forward once we get a true D-1 QB. I saw Crozier in at guard and it may be time to look past Samra and start someone else there the rest of the way. On defense Stapleton should take over for the senior at DE/OLB. Play the young QB only and find out if progress can be made. The year has been all over the place on offense which is on the coaches as they were indecisive from the get go. In the 3rd Q after Johnson had a nice run on 2nd down he goes to the bench, we bring in a FB and he lead blocks for the QB to run into the line on 3rd and short. Why did we take Johnson out? Why didn't he run it? The coaching on offense has to get better as we will be working with youthful lines for a couple more years. Getting the lines back to where we were in the year we beat South Carolina in the Bowl is Diaco's biggest challenge.