- Bill Stull had a really solid game going 22 for 33. His decision making and control of the game is quite encouraging. He has limited arm strength and doesn't always through the best ball but he makes the right play. What the offensive staff needs to improve on is running more plays that take advantage of what Stull does well. I have no problem with Stull's play the first 2 games and with an improved running game and play calling he could be an above average quarterback.
- Shady seemed to turn the corner in the second half and I'm expecting a big game from him against Iowa. I think the main problem with his play has been the target his national hype has put on his back. The first two games it seems as though the opposing teams are tackling at a higher level when he has the ball in his hands. Three touchdowns and almost 5 yards a carry is an improvement and I think once he breaks his first 40+ yard run he will begin to dominate again.
- TJ Porter had a really great game and needs to feature in the offense more. He found the open spots in the middle of the field. Stull had some chemistry with him and he has extremely sure hands. Oderick Turner played much better this week as well but he needs to do this over a 4 or 5 game stretch.
- The special teams were much better this week and I like Briggs as the kickoff specialist. Our defensive line is extremely good at blocking field goals and I have a feeling this is going to win us a game or two. The return and coverage teams look pretty good as well. I will give Wannstedt this his special teams are becoming rather solid.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I thought I would try to close out the recap of the Buffalo game with a couple more thoughts:
Posted by J Jones at 1:35 PM