Editor’s Note: Dave “Fizzy” Weinraub checked in with these thoughts on the Central Florida game on 10:10 a.m. of Thanksgiving Day. After watching high school football, stopping off to get some turkey, we got home Thursday night and saw this always welcome contribution. We hope Fizz checks in on his thoughts after the Owls (hopefully) beat Tulsa.
By Dave “Fizzy” Weinraub
It was a pleasure to watch; the changing offensive sets, the motion drawing the defenders to where they were most vulnerable, the sequence of plays that made the defense think they knew what was coming, and the pass patterns of the receivers aimed at drawing attention away from an excellent running quarterback. On defense, mostly everything was under control. There was never any panic or broken assignments, and yardage was begrudgingly given up. The pass defenders usually were looking at the QB when the ball was thrown, which resulted in four interceptions. All-in-all, the best coached team I’ve seen all year, in person or on TV.
Of course, I’m talking about Central Florida and their coach Scott Frost, who will probably be making 5.5 million somewhere else next season.
On the Temple side, the score would have been closer had Frank Nutile not had the horrible day he did. But Central Florida was one of the three teams I mentioned earlier in the season, that has more talent then we do. Coupling that talent with outstanding coaching, made a formidable task.
A win next week gets us bowl eligible, for what that’s worth. The best thing about playing a bowl game is it gives the team extra practice for next season. It also gives us more TV exposure, which might help recruiting. But not if we lay an egg like we did in the last two bowl games.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE…
and may your bird be bigger than mine!
Tomorrow: Tulsa Preview