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“Come see me in the National Guard parking lot.”

Ok. Good talk. Just do us all a favor and stay out of the Altman lot.

Everybody. We win and lose as a team. We didn’t get it done yesterday. We need to get well, and have a great week of practice. Because the Kangaroos are headed down 81 to 77 to 26, and they’re probably confident they can beat us.

Let’s get into the stadium early, and get loud Saturday. Because the shako is ours and needs to stay on our campus.

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  • Brandon Rainey was not 100% (obviously)
  • Clay Harris went down early with a shoulder injury
  • Our All American Punter Campbell did not play 
  • Sean-Thomas Faulkner ejected.
Looking at all that and we still were in the game.

7 games left to focus on.

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A lot have a attention has been on BT's decision to go for it on 4th & 2 from our own 33 yd line on the 1st drive of the game. I too thought it was a bit of a risky gamble, but our offense is built to pick up those 2 yards on 4th down.

If we make it, it sends a message to Sammy that we are going to march down the field and ram this ball down your throat.  Stop us if you can.

On the other hand, the way Sammy's offense opperates, it really dosen't make any difference if they have to go 33 yards or 75 yards.  I believe BT wanted to stay away from giving up a big 50 - 60+ yard play on one of Sammy's 1st few plays.  He figured that it's early, and if they score we still have a chance.

Just my take.

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  • Brandon Rainey was not 100% (obviously)
  • Clay Harris went down early with a shoulder injury
  • Our All American Punter Campbell did not play 
  • Sean-Thomas Faulkner ejected.
Looking at all that and we still were in the game.

7 games left to focus on.


Losing Faulkner in 2nd half Hurt us.

Didn’t realize our punter was out, but that makes sense now. Couldn’t figure out why we were going to rugby style punts.
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A lot have a attention has been on BT's decision to go for it on 4th & 2 from our own 33 yd line on the 1st drive of the game. I too thought it was a bit of a risky gamble, but our offense is built to pick up those 2 yards on 4th down.

If we make it, it sends a message to Sammy that we are going to march down the field and ram this ball down your throat.  Stop us if you can.

On the other hand, the way Sammy's offense opperates, it really dosen't make any difference if they have to go 33 yards or 75 yards.  I believe BT wanted to stay away from giving up a big 50 - 60+ yard play on one of Sammy's 1st few plays.  He figured that it's early, and if they score we still have a chance.

Just my take.


I can’t argue with that logic. My concern is going to the fullback dive on all four plays. On the following drive, we did the same on 4th and 5 at their 18. Fullback dive for 1 yard. Take the 3 points or at least be a little unpredictable. We had 95 rushing plays on the day - 50 went to the fullbacks which only averaged slightly over 2 yards per carry.

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It is very easy to 2nd guess decisions that done work out.  I like ALWAYS going for it on 4th and 2 or less anywhere on the field.   

With that being said we did seem to have way too many dive plays and way too many for 16 to take being that he is only 75 percent.   I would like to see out avg per play up the gut vs the edge....  A loss is a loss and we can only afford 1 more of the final 7 to play in the postseason.


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So many things to go back and forth on.  Big "if's".  Make it on the first down on 4th down you send a message; don't make it and we gave up a free TD to a team that couldn't move the ball in the first half (100 yards of offense, -3 rushing).  I can still live with that.
What bothered me was not taking the 3 points on second drive on a chip shot.  Take that and we still wouldn't have gone to OT. 
Bottomline though.  I'm just a fan. I still trust Coach T to make the right call; he's got more football sense in his little finger than I've got in my hole body.  Just shrug it off and beat VMI.

Parting comment though.  I am wondering about the "dynamic plays" (over 20 yards).  We've had quite a few passing plays like that, but literally none in the running game.  Miss the Renew days (or even Rainey last year).  We won a lot of games being able to make big running plays and they are absent this year.
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One thing that I would like to know from someone who knows the offense is this. The defenses have cut down our big plays significantly this year. And against Sammy we threw the ball as well as we can. In the 2nd half they still had 7-8 defenders in the box and were also getting some penetration. Rainey couldn't get the ball outside and the middle was very tough. I love to see the rocket toss all day but that is because that is all they cover on the flexbone twitter sites that I understand.

Anyone know the solution?


Also kudos to Dante Smith for one heck of a catch on the fly! Njoku also had a highlight catch. 
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Re: Huntinman's Parting Comment on "dynamic plays" and dogfan1987's question about big plays on offense--

When our QB is hobbled, that is a HUGE impact on one of the major legs of the option threat.  There really is no way of knowing if we get a big QB run for big yardage if Rainey was healthy or Murdaugh were in the game in place of Rainey once he got dinged up.  It could be we should have inserted the backup QB who could run, plant, push, and sneak off of two good wheels.....late in the game, OT, who knows?

Hard to say, but I'm not willing to concede the offense (with a full-up healthy QB) is big play limited. 

I hope we get Murdaugh some more practice reps in preparation for VMI.

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how the hell do you let an opponent go 80 yards in 3 plays with no timeouts to tie it up with less than 2 and a half minutes to play????  Defense gives up too many big plays and at the most inopportune times.  And why do we keep running up the middle on long yardage downs, makes no sense. 
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If I could have 1 if it would be Faulkner in the game. He is a bad news dog.
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