First, if you had told me that we would lose to Air Force because we were outscored by giving up only 14 points, I would have laughed in your face.
I am not a fan of. 500 football teams going to bowl games. I don't think they deserve it. The opportunity to finish with a losing record is sad and embarrassing. Our bowl streak should have come to an end this year. Instead, it continues to live on in relative futility.
Nothing was accomplished this year. The player development was shaky and the defense very rarely stood their ground and made the key stops we relied on so much last year. It was a year of disappointment and failed expectations. We can't rant and rave about the game last night because it's the perfect illustration of the entire season: 85% good and 15% bad. Only the 15% bad comes inside the 30 yard line, where you need to punch it in, and you just can't seem to pass that point.
Looking ahead we have a lot of work to do, a LOT of work. Special teams needs its own coordinator and surely some questions surround the quarterback situation. Perhaps defensively something clicked last night? Regardless Al Groh has had his trial period and next year he must make sure our team gets it!
Let's move on to spring sports and I look forward to the 2011 National Championship.