Friday, September 21, 2007

Looking at Purdue...

Let's call a spade a spade here: Joe Tiller knows how to put together an offense. Can you imagine how he recruits quarterbacks?
"Hey kid, wanna throw the ball 50 times per game to a dozen different receivers and have the chance to absolutely shatter every Purdue throwing record that ever existed...?"
Sounds pretty good?
So Purdue hasn't played any big name teams yet, but Painter has already thrown the ball 118 times, completed 81, for 952 yards and 13 touchdowns... with no interceptions. That's 319 passing yards per game. And in case you weren't keeping track, the Gophers are currently giving up over 430 passing yards per game.

Brewster has said that they are planning to simplify the defense starting this week and get back to the basics of tackling. Let's hope that this adjustment proves helpful.
Seems like Brewster is a little bit stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, he's inherited some inferior talent (I'm not blaming Mason, it's just a fact that the talent on this team, especially defensively is not up to Big 10 snuff) that can't compete running the schemes that he wants to run. On the other hand, he has probably gotten a little bit ahead of himself in installing these schemes. Seems like he is pulling back the reins now and adjusting to his personnel now.
Go Gophers!!!

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