What the hell is going on?
- Field goals. You have to try Bogatay, right? It's to the point that Walsh is doing more than hurting the team. His psyche seems as strong as his leg, but no one can withstand the pressure he has to be feeling at this point.
- Kickoffs. Again, you have to try Bogatay, right? I mean, this is what he was brought here to do. A dagger turns inside my heart every time we miss a field goal attempt, but a close second to that are the kickoffs that fail to reach the endzone. Walsh was putting them as deep as you needed on a consistent basis early in the season.
- Coverage. Saturday was awful. Bad enough that it nearly cost us the game. And as I remarked afterwards, this was after a bye week when we had the extra time to work on these things. Did our coverage team get fat and lazy when Walsh had seven touchbacks in a row against South Carolina? I don't know. But we're beyond looking for band-aids at this point. Use the Homecoming cupcake to try a different approach, new personnel, both...a sacrificial chicken...acupuncture........helium in the pigskin (ala Jackie Sherrill for you oldtimers).
- Returns. We're reactionary in our approach. Say what you want about Urban Meyer, but his special teams were top notch. They should've taken a step back this season, and I just didn't see it Saturday. Because we just go through the motions setting up and executing a return. Boykin is down to a very pedestrian 22 yards a return this season. He averaged 18 yards Saturday. We've gone from thunder and lightning to a light drizzle around the 20 yard line.