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Happy for the guys, they deserved to go out on a high note!
I see we got the St.Titus middle school recess officiating crew again this year. Is it too hard to ask for a group of refs who’ve seen a football before next year?
Merry Christmas to all! Go owls
Agree, FIU losing their QB so early made a difference. Gave the defense time to get back in synch, then use their size and speed advantage to squeeze FIU.
But those gadget play calls were disasters. Instead, should have done what you’ve been urging all season: between the tackles, leading with the FB. Those 3 and 4 yard carries would have been 7 and 8.
Nutile and the WR’s looked terrific. Spread the ball around nicely.
Any word on Hood’s injury?
Mike, tend to agree with you regarding winning the AAC next season, think there is more talent gone this season then a lot of people realize. That being said, great way to end the season and going into 2018 I would be happy with a winning regular season and a bowl victory in one of the conference bowls where a P5 team is the opponent. I think there are 3 primary bowl tie ins where that is the case.
A Merry Christmas to everyone here!
They won but there were some distressing signs. The offense was horrendous for large parts of the game. What is it with Collins? He said earlier in the week that he made mistakes and then he makes them again by running east-west instead of north-south and by not using Sharga on short yardage. Patenaude has to go. Hope Hood is ok. That was an ugly play. Nutile throws a deep ball as well as anyone and he got hammered at times and toughed it out. The only bad throw was that 40-yard flare play that turned into a lateral. I blame the coaches for calling such a stupid play. Had flash backs to William and Mary when the back didn’t go for the ball. Owls got a break when the FIUback dropped the easy throw. He would have scored and tied it up had he caught the ball. Great call by FIU coaches who guessed right that LB would be blitzing. In the end bowl win and 7-6 is a good gift for the season.
Frank the tank. Screw all this juice stuff
John, I would say the biggest negative take away from last night’s game for next season is that Patenaude is clearly not an FBS level OC!!
On the pass John B is commenting on, I believe the Temple LB tipped it to change its’ trajectory which caused the muff by the back. The commentators were more concerned about other things than to study the replay and determine that.
Losing McGough to them was like us losing Juice and bypassing both Russo and Marchi to use someone like Centeio in the bowl game. Could see the kid has nice skills but was in way over his head against the speed of the Temple defense (which was just fast enough to catch him).
It was a hard hitting, snarky game between the players. Doesn’t bother me one bit that Temple’s hard play knocked out their QB and helped Temple win – that’s football. Hood got knocked out and Nutile tweaked a knee. Only difference was their QB got it at the beginning of the game. CC had the kids ready to play (unlike Rhule’s bowl teams) and they went after it the whole game. FIU is a solid team with a good coach and the Owls dominated more and more as the game went on. We can criticize the details but IMO this was the best game, from beginning to end, all season. I think CC has gotten better as HC and it showed yesterday. How much better from where he started can be debated, but it was a great win, a bowl win for a winning season. That’s something!
That said, next season will really show where the program stands under CC. We’re losing lots of really good experienced players. He played a lot of young guys who now have experience and we’ll see where the recruiting (his first class and now) stands. I know we all just want to see sustained success and progression. I for one think CC improved in his first year as a HC from season’s beginning to this ending. Let’s hope it continues.
Wishing you all a great new year…..
Feel more relieved than jubilant. The program needed this win. Would have been a better game with McGoo playing.
Evaluating the incoming early signees. Six OL and WR , five DB’s, four DL, and not much else. Looks like a future of spread offense. There’s room for a couple top notch RB’s.
Dave, that is exactly how I feel….relieved. I wanted the kids to go bowling and win but was torn with the coaches being rewarded for what I thought was underachievement for what they inherited. I still think Patenaude is the biggest fraud on the staff!
Patenaude is a dope and Collins is as well for keeping him. Look at the 3 short yardage plays. Despite having the best fullback in college football, he wasn’t used once even as a decoy. Bring in Sharga and and the options are endless including play action. Not with this bunch though, who did the same thing unsuccessfully time after time during the season. Also, when they used the wild cat, you would think that Patenaude would fake it and have Wright throw a pass or hand or pitch off. Not Patenaude though. It does not bode well for next season. We will know after 4 games if the coaches are better because the Owls have Nova, Buffalo, Maryland and BC in September. If they are 3-1 after those games it will be a sign that the coaches are better. 2-2 or less means no bowl next season.
All I can say after watching SFU and Texas Tech is that I’m glad Flowers is gone. He is unbelievable. He is as good as Russell Wilson with his feet, decision making, and running.
Agree. That was some display by Flowers.
Thought USF-TT was a good game. Army SDU was better.
Army winning and their very nice season took a little sting out of Temple’s loss to them – sort of. But we had that game in hand and should have won. It’s nice, so far, to see Temple’s opponents doing well in the bowls. It’s interesting to note how little season records or conference affiliations mean sometimes in the bowls – anything can happen. Now for recruiting….
excellent way to finish the season, coaches finally learned what we knew 12 months ago…., this team should have finished 9-4, losses to UCONN and Army were on the coaches PERIOD.
Golden and Rhule were better recruiters