A little delayed, but just had the chance to watch this week’s episode, and I have to say it was quite good. I can't get enough of the practice footage we've been seeing, and this week went deep in this area. During the bye week, the coaching staff has the ability to reflect (theme!) on the first half of the season.
Sometimes when someone asks you point blank "what do you need to improve on?", it can be tough to have a direct response. All these guys, mostly upper classmen, know the question is coming and have a response. I don't think I could've done that at that age.
"I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious" - Eli Drinkwitz with one of the quotes of the year. Hux really hit on the key that's driving this season. We're seeing the advantage of having one of the most veteran filled rosters in the country, and it shows. I believe these guys when they say they’re trying to have our players improve while also increasing their football IQ. I like that they aren’t just satisfied with players that have that “it” (not “IT”) factor. Many coaches would get a great athlete into their system and call it a day.
If you were trying to be pessimistic about the outlook for the rest of the season, Doeren really explained why they can't expect to just stroll through the next 5 games into the CFP. So thanks for that, Dave.
The end of the show included some pretty funny quick shots of the team cutting loose with each other. Jay-Sam’s intentionally short shorts were pretty great. It’s nice when your all-American can also be the class clown. Eli, if you want to play golf with someone just as bad as you, I will play a round with you, bro. Finally, the QB trashcan contest. All I have to say is thank goodness Finley hit that one at the end. Can’t be getting shown up by your backups dude. You might have some scouts looking at this show, as well as your games the next two weeks. I want to see you hit that can 10 more times.