Defensive Failure Second Half

Just one person's opinion;

I'm not taking much from NAU scoring a slew of points against Arizona in the second half last Saturday night. For most of the second half, 2nd and 3rd stringers only played.

They should have done better, as Brad Allis notes, but most of them were freshmen or little used sophomores going up against players who have played college football for 2-3 years. But for many these were their first reps in college.

I'm going to give Sumlin and Yates a pass on this. They rested their starters on both sides of the ball, got some experience for the bench. In my view, all good.

What do you think?

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Steve Buchanan
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Wineknow
Wineknow

I get it and patience is important - when you are on the right track. I supported Stoops for year thinking we were getting better and we were...marginally. But when it is readily apparent we are not on the right track then I expect the HC to make changes. Like Rich Rod firing his mentor, his old coach and guy who had been with him for decades along with the entire Defensive staff. IMO...when I see Schooler 30 yards downfield covering receivers and 3 men rushing the QB and getting no results and we just keep doing it over and over and DB's making fundamental errors that result in huge plays and huge yardage against us... we are not on the right path defensively. I also think this is a whack-a-mole situation. Once you take care of the defense, you have to address why the F we are not using our running backs and our running QB. Again, that makes absolutely no sense.

Steve Buchanan
Steve Buchanan

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Think there were a lot of back ups on the field in the second half. But I'm trying to give the benefit of the doubt too because I've been tough on this staff. After 4 years with Yates, our D should be better than this.

Wineknow
Wineknow

I'm confused - we basically don't have a second string DL and our entire secondary are mostly first year players or players with very little experience who need to be not he field. Seems like I saw lots of starters on D deep into the second 1/2.

The lack of offense in the second...yes...that can be explained by the backups. But it sure seems to me that our D starters need all the practice they can get.



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Brad Allis
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