Be interested to compare that win loss record over vs rest of cusa and see where we land. Assume somewhere in the middle?
I don't think Stock likes Asher...blamed him more than once. And while I get he made mistakes, its up to the the coaches to get him ready.
They did all they could to get him ready but when he ignores his reads and doesn't even look at his 1's or 2's who were open, I think the coaches had enough. Y'all talk aout him not being protected but Chase comes in and puts together 2 long drives that gets us points and he looked like he had plenty of time.
I think Chase should be allowed to start vs. FIU.
I do want to mention one thing though. CRS said we had people open and were just missing them. Apparently Wes was saying people were open as well.
It was hard to tell because the camera was zoomed so far in, but one thing I noticed. Damn near every pass that was thrown there was a DB within arms reach and often the DB was in the receivers back pocket. I kept thinking to myself why can't our DBs do that? Hell, when Fine threw a pass the DB was usually about 7 yards away. Spaceraider could complete those passes.
So, maybe there were a few times when he missed reads, but I don't know that it was persistent. I just know nearly every pass we did throw had to be perfect as our receivers couldn't get any separation (what else is new). I thought he got pulled from the game, because he lost any semblance of accuracy. Either throwing wide or skipping balls in front of receivers, etc. And he also threw up a couple of passes that never should have been thrown he got lucky weren't intercepted.
Not many people are good at finding diamonds in the rough. Obviously Stockstill isn't good at finding undervalued players - just one more reason why he should not have been hired by Massaro.recruiting is horrible because they recruit lazy and take low hanging fruit.
I think there is too much upside not to play O'Hara...I get pulling someone from a game but what do we do for next week?
Tim is the bingo winner. Bottom line. If...
-you have an OL that doesn't pass block very well and
-you have a QB with very little experience and
-said QB is elusive and capable with his legs
then the natural instinct of that QB is going to kick in. He knows he doesn't have a lot of time to just sit back and survey the field as JT suggest. The problem is he - sometimes - might have a little bit more time than his mind is willing to agree with. His instinct says escape as soon as he realizes option 1 and 2 isn't available - and sometimes it's just option one. That will get better with live game experience.
He's proven himself capable. He's just got to work on the mental part of his game and realize he doesn't have to do it all by himself. Get the ball to his guys in space and let them do the damage.
Cunningham had time and worked the pocket. How could he do it and Asher couldn't?
As I watched the game (and haven't gone back and looked at it again...at least yet), but the bottom line is Chase was more on target in the 4th qtr than Asher was in the 3rd qtr. There are few things about the Chase time.
1. I wouldn't say he worked the pocket. He too mainly went with the primary route which wasn't always there. That's why he completed only slightly better than 50% of his passes and threw one INT and should have been picked a second time had the UNT DB not dropped the ball.
2. He too was flushed out of the pocket some. He made a great throw once when flushed out hitting Chislom as the play broke down for a big gain. That was a huge play, but it's not like he was sitting back surveying the field. Let's not make that leap. Neither one of them had that type of time.
3. He benefited from a big play in the run game that set up a TD on the Terrelle West run.
The difference was Chase completed the passes in the 4th qtr that Asher wasn't in the 3rd. And it wasn't just the fact we weren't moving the ball or he was a missing a few here and there. He was missing badly. I thought it was a good call to make the change. When Asher threw a ball into the ground about five yards in front of Lee in the 3rd qtr I felt like something was wrong with him. He was off. Bad off, so when I saw Chase come out I was actually thinking to myself this is CRS trying to win the damn game. I don't know what was wrong with Asher in the 3rd whether he was hurting somewhere or maybe he got his coconut rung and was never the same. But he did not look like the same guy late second qtr into the third qtr. When we went up 13-7 with four min left in the first half, Asher was 10-of-14. He was 6-of-18 the rest of the way until he was pulled, so obviously something with him was off and we needed to make the change. I actually give CRS a lot of credit there for making that call.