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Say what you will about mike london and what he did to the program, There is no excuse, for us to get spanked by any fcs team.
True. Don't disagree with you there!
This was the worst game that i can remember as a uva fan. Richmond ran over us like they were florida state.
Fair enough. Yeah, it was definitely bad.
I know that this is Bronco's first year, but i don't want to hear that rome wasn't built in a day crap. Tom Herman improved Houston in 1 year. Jim Harbaugh did the same for michigan.
Herman and Harbaugh both inherited much better situations than Mendenhall did. But point taken. Meanwhile, do keep in mind it was one game, and there are 11 more this season.
Im not saying that i expect our team to win the acc or anything like that, but for heaven's sake, you cannot lose to richmond in a blowout.
I hear you, dnice! But but but but but but but... This is a very good Richmond team. VERY good. It's not your standard crap-ass FCS outfit.
When Bronco was hired I was probably the only uva fan that wasn't very excited. I was about 50/50 on him. I think he is a good coach that will improve us from a discipline standpoint, but i feared that he couldn't recruit well.
You're not alone in consternation over the recruiting. I'm not there, especially in light of what he said at his coach's show this week, but I understand and respect worry about the recruiting.
But more than anything, I hate, hate, hate, the spread/air raid offense. For the life of me i cannot understand why people overhype this offense. Don't get me wrong, this offense can score points and it can be exciting to watch, but there is a residual effect that people don't consider. Most teams that run this style of offense usually have average to horrible defenses (ex: the entire big 12 conference). The defense becomes soft when it has to practice everyday against a spread offense.
Great point. This is the part I really wanted to be sure Wahooze Nation could see. I'll admit, it's an angle I haven't considered... 'til now.
Also, it is difficult to run the football with power in this offense. There's nothing that i hate more than these teams running the ball out the shotgun over and over again. We wasted Kevin parks career by running out of the shotgun the majority of the time.
I would contend that we ruined KP's career by insisting on having a crummy o-line, but, yeah.
Bronco use to run a pro style for a time at byu, i wish he would go back to it.
He's fired Anae before, he could do it again. If, after a few years, the spread isn't helping us win, I'm sure Bronco will make a change.
The last thing i want is for our team to become another texas tech, score 45 points in a game and still lose.
Okay, but those Mike Leach TT teams did a lot of WINNING.
Leach's records at Texas Tech:
I'd be pretty happy with a 10-year run like that at Virginia.
When i look at what we are doing in recruiting, i can't help but to shake my head. It is clear to me that bronco believes that this program can be consistently good but not great. He believes that he can take 2 star players who give great effort and make them good enough for us to perhaps become a 7 to 8 win team.
Truth. But, look, you have to start somewhere... and the fish are not exactly jumping into the boat.
This scares the hell out of me because if bronco consistently wins 7 games a season, he will be here forever.
Yes, he will. And maybe I'm aiming too low, but I'd take 7-5 in perpetuity, and I'd take it in a heartbeat.
You have to be able to recruit talent if you are going to compete for championships, and that should be the goal.
Why is he sending scholarship offers to guys in hawaii and utah. There's talent right here in virginia, ask florida state. You also have the dc/maryland area. The carolinas, georgia, florida. I just don't understand his recruiting philosophy.
Note: We currently have 9 recruits from Virginia, more than each of Mike London's last three classes. Bronco is recruiting the state... he's just also casting a nation-wide net.
Im a uva fan for life, so im going to support the program, but i don't have a good feeling about this working out.
I think you're wrong, but one way or the other, we're going to find out!