Duke from way back
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Date Posted: Friday, November 16, 08:32:21am
Coffee, the minute you returned, the chatter picked up. Great to have you back. It has been however a very disappointing, albeit, not necessarily , unpredictable, year. Although we had some fire power back this year what we lost from last year was huge. Remember, we barely squeeked by CCSU,Bryant,Monmouth and Sacred Heart. We then lost 4 strating DBs to graduation and 5, I repeat, 5 senior wide recievers. Huge losses. Losing Loya was also a big loss. I dont think people realied how important he was on the sidelines. Having said that, I have some other observations. Our Qb has been very erratic this year. I dont think we can blame Loebig. When he was a sophomore, Loebig was the OC and he did pretty good. He is a senior. He is familiar with the offenses and most of the players and coaches. He did not step up this year. He seems like a great kid and we know he is a superb athlete. He acts like he has senioritis almost and it is a shame that we dont have another QB to give him some real competition to keep him honest. I have heard he may have a sore hand which may eplain the drop in accuracy but that should not affect his decision making. Also, we lost a fantastic DL in Pasodelis. The D is somwhat porous this year although nothing like 3 and 4 years ago. With the d faltering a little bit our 4th quarter heroics are not enough. JS has to be careful. In the end, the coaches have to look in the mirror because when the d plays only one half and o plays only one half, you have a discipline problem and you cant blame any one player. Whatever the reason, i dont think this AD will be tolerant and with a new QB and tailback coming in next year and the loss of even more key D personnel like Serge, life on the bluff could be tougher yet. I will be there, I'm a lifer but I hope to see the rest of the staff as well.
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