Sunday, September 13, 2015
The outcry from the Louisville football fan base about the 0-2 start is a classic example of delayed reaction and angst about a situation that didn't look pretty weeks before the season started.
Add the following ingredients, mix thoroughly and place upon a combustible fan base until the concoction reached a rapid boil. Then, serve liberally over the heads of the so-called "journalistic experts" who portend to have visionary insights and knowledge of a football program that the coaching staff can't even figure out. A few examples:
1) Eeeny, meeny, miney...moe?
Four quarterbacks emerged from the spring practices and the rumors were that a fifth quarterback would arrive as a freshman and surpass them all. One left, the freshman eventually rose to the top of the class and now the situation is up in the air. Clemson looms ahead and Bobby has no clue who to use.
2) Block somebody...anybody
The offensive line is a mess. Missed blocks, failure to protect the quarterbacks, no effective run blocking...this only compounded by the uncertain status of who they might be blocking for under snap...it's a perfect storm of confusion.
3) Tackle somebody
The defensive lost nine starters from last year and, although they have had flashes of success....allowing 30+ points to two consecutive opponents isn't a sign they "get it" yet. Hitting opponents is one thing...wrapping them up for tackles is quite another and this bunch needs to watch a few Lawrence Taylor or Deacon Jones films.
Louisville will go to 0-3 Thursday night against Clemson...the preseason ACC pick...and it could get ugly in Papa John's. If the Cards can't get the basics in fundamentals down, the cry for "Fire Bobby Petrino" rhetoric will get stronger.
Basketball season is eight weeks away.