Monday, November 23, 2009


On Saturday against Iowa, the Gopher offense ran...
*14 plays inside Iowa's 25 yard line
*10 plays inside Iowa's 20 yard line
*5 plays inside Iowa's 10 yard line*4 plays inside Iowa's 2 yard line
And yet we could not come away with even a point.

Now, there may be plenty of blame to go around here.  One of things that a lot of the offensive struggles have been blamed on all season is the offensive line.  But Adam Weber had more time in the pocket than he's had all year on Saturday.  I'm not saying that the offensive line was great, but they were certainly much better than we have been used to seeing this year.  The problem with our offense was not with the line.

With all of that time, Adam Weber was 14 of 40... a 35% completion rate. Oh, and two lost fumbles and an INT. 

On Saturday I kept feeling like our defense was doing a very good job of keeping us in the game, and if our offense could just get one drive going then we could really have a shot to win this game.  Unfortunately our offense can't do JACK SQUAT.

We also somehow managed to out-gain the Hawkeyes and beat them in time of possession, and yet, not a single point. 

I don't even know what else to say about this team.  We played an incredible defensive game, and we played a very good special teams game.  As a team we did so many things better than we have all season (QB protection, cut down on penalties) and yet we are still plagued by offensive play calling, an unwillingness to use all of the talent at our disposal on offense, and, yes, I'll say it... Adam Weber.

As we look forward to Thanksgiving this week, and all of the delicious goodness that comes along with it, I think we can all be thankful that we get a chance to take a break from Gopher football.  I love this team, I honestly do, but the last 3 weeks have been painfully frustrating.  And I just need a break.

It's not you, Gophers, it's me.

Actually, that's not true.  It's you.

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