Thursday, September 4, 2008

Some Slight Praise for Cavanaugh

In the Post-Gazette today Paul Zeise wrote a column about the frustrations of OC Matt Cavanaugh and Shady McCoy about the poor offensive performance we saw last week. Surprisingly, somebody on the staff finally took some blame for the poor playcalling and gameplanning. What really suprised me is that Cavanaugh owned up to the mistake with the calling the draw on second down then kicking the field goal. This is a start because as we know the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem.

Shady in this article continues to show how mature of a player he is. At no point does he pass the buck to the play calling about his poor play and continues to take the blame. I'm expecting a big game from McCoy this week to prove that he belongs in the national spotlight as a player to watch. We couldn't ask for a better ambassador for this university and football program. All Panther fans should be proud of Shady for his attitude.

The only thing that is missing now is the head coach and leader of the team taking some blame for the loss but we know that won't happen. Where is Wanny backing up his staff and his player in the media? All decisions made have to go through him and as the final decision maker it is his job to put his neck out for his guys. Just another example as to how Wanny just doesn't get it and will never get it.

Cavanaugh and Shady take some blame

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