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Fizzy is right !
I thought Russo and most of the starters should have been pulled after the first offensive series in the 3rd quarter.
Why risk an injury , when the game was basically over by the half.
not so fast.., Temple vs Bucknell was a scrimmage. What makes this offense so difficult to prepare for when every team in the AAC is doing the same thing?
Embracing the brand is the only way Temple will win 10 or more games and finish in the Top 25.
Pro set, QB under center 30 to 40% of the time, double TE 30 to 40%, FB, etc., etc.,,, that is the only way Temple will win the AAC and capture a NY6 bid. And, that does not necessarily mean vanilla football, or slow roll w/o tempo.
Temple Tuff is a brand, you have to do it to embrace it. The Bucknell scrimmage, like the first half of last year’s game against UCF, was fools gold.
Mike Uremovich has no idea what Temple Tuff means, nor does he care. Carey will suffer body blows before he bends.
My biggest objection is that they are making the same mistake Rhule and Collins made: Force-feeding a spread read option onto a team (and especially a quarterback) tailor made for a pro-set. Every time I see Anthony Russo tuck the ball away on a read-option and run, I cringe. That’s not his game nor ours.
Mike, I currently have no complaints with the RPO at this stage because, other than Russo, they have the receivers and backs to run it. As you recall, my main complaint when Rhule ran it in ’14 and ’15 was that the team lacked skill players to run it properly. Each of the current receivers and backs can make the first defender miss, which is a key part of the offense. Rhule In 2015, only had possession receivers who were tackled almost immediately after catching the ball. All Russo needs to do is get them the ball quickly and accurately, which he can do, and run enough to keep the defense honest. . The freshman back showed what he can do after catching a three yard swing pass. Wright and Blue can also make guys miss.
I don’t like the RPO with Anthony. I don’t think any team that has that “type” of quarterback (drop back, not run threat) should ever run a RPO. Seems to me they are doing it because they had running quarterbacks (Jordan Lynch, etc.) at NIU and that’s never a good enough reason to do it. If Bill Belichick coached a college football team and had Tom Brady as his QB, I doubt he’d have an RPO-based offense. Just because everybody else does it does not mean you should do it. Navy doesn’t do it and Tulane doesn’t do it and they’ve had recent success. Rhule said Temple did not become a hard team to stop until it dictated play-action off successful runs. To me, Russo would be much more effective if the team was able to establish the run and he threw off play-action. All that said, he risks getting killed every time he decides to tuck it away and run and that’s too big a risk for me.
Had no problem with keeping Russo in the game because he missed two weeks of practice. The only way to reduce the effects of that was to play him a lot Saturday. It’s a good thing the team has a bye this week. His missing all of that practice prevented him from getting used to the hitting, which takes 3-4 days into practice to ignore. I was always the sorest I ever was during a season the first two-three days of contact. As far as complaints about Carey by NIU fans goes, without knowing whether he had the personnel to throw the ball more often it’s something we need to ignore. Most here criticized Collins for not playing Temple Tuff and running the ball more because we knew he had the personnel to do that but stubbornly refused to do so costing the team several losses.
head and shoulders above the last few coaches debuts. No timeouts wasted. Minimal penalties. Minimal turnovers. No stupid mistakes/plays I’ve become accustomed to with temple football. Organized and looked like they knew what they were doing. Best coached temple team I’ve seen in a long time. Yes I know it was bucknell. But past coaches have looked lost compared to these guys even against the bad teams. And we have struggled in the past with these sure win games. There was never a doubt here
Temple must beat Maryland.
I agree wholeheartedly trent. Several early season losses over the last few years, even with Rhule, were just plain bad and should not have happened regardless of newbie coaches. We’ll see what happens with Maryland but to get nit-picky after this Bucknell game is pointless in trying to gauge were the team is heading. I think the Buffalo game has importance as a must-win game but may be a test also.
You are probably right, Buffalo will be a must win. And the same can be said for the Tulane game later in the season.
Game on for a 6+ win season if Temple beats Maryland.
Maryland has two four-stars starting at LB, both picked up via the portal.
Also, their starting QB came via the portal. In all, four starters are via the portal. This is not the same team we beat last year.
Houston, Memphis, Miami, and Maryland mastered the portal. Carey and crew should take note and do the same next year.