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Decision Making

Optimust

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All the talk about the hopes for the 2022 season are focused on the roster changes, in large part because like me, its fun to postulate about improved and new players.

But to me the last four years and the frustrations about lack of winning, especially close games, comes down to decision making.

Let me give you two examples from 2021:
1. Opener with Illinois, game is very close, less than 40 seconds to play till half time, DONU at roughly its own 45 yard line. HCSF sends AM back to pass, with his less than stellar O-line to protect him and......strip, sack scoop and score for Illinois that completely changed the feel of the game as DONU played from behind the rest of the way.
WHY? Your QB is 2nd in the nation in TO's at that point, your O-line is porous, the likelihood of scoring points is slime, so the correct play is to run the ball get to half time and make your changes to win in the second half.

2. Purdue game: We out gain Purdue, Yant 6-60, Rahmir 12-52 but we can't over come AM's 4 INT's :(. Purdue was 77th in the nation in rush defense last year, so why can't we realize that, when our QB is having a bad day, maybe, just maybe its the day to run the ball and take advantage of the opponents weakness???

So, with HCSF moving to a more "oversight, CEO" role, supposedly delegating more of the nitty gritty game day roles to his staff, especially the new OC and his DC, will they be allowed to make these decisions on their own.

Because if there are not changes in the decision patterns of the last 4 years, then better players will not be able to express their talents in such a way as to lead to wins.

Has there been statements as to what the OC can do on game day? Because a more stable offense makes the DC's job a lot easier as he can do lots more things to try and win than if the offense has four straight 3 and outs.


Illinois was a perfect example for many perspectives ... sometimes its on SF and sometimes its on the players.

1. Our All-B1G 4 year starter CTB takes a dumb ass safety fielding a punt. I'm sure the coaches have said ... "do not catch a punt inside the 10 yard line". You wouldn't expect CTB to do such a thing.

2. I would be screaming at the TV if 2AM and SF were taking a knee at the 45 yard line with 41 seconds left. A FG attempt at minimum should be in play. But (and this is on SF) you do it with conservative and safe plays ... you do it with a screen, running attempt, draw .. Its the first game of the season, I am not sure you send a message to your team that you don't trust your line and/or QB in your season opening game.

3. To me ... and I said this in a different post ... SF never played to 2AM's strengths. He wanted 2AM to run HIS offense which included more traditional passing that 2AM was not suited to do. Run things that suit 2AM's strength ... and reading coverage/decision making was not a 2AM strength ... so run roll-outs, run one-read passes, run things that didn't require 2AM to decide on the f

Agree with wcbsas. Against Illinois, at our 38 just under a minute, the first down play called by Frost was perfect. Hickman crossed, the LB ran into the ref, the WR took the DB on that side of the field away and had Martinez completed the wide open pass it was an easy 30 yards if not a score. The missed pass was absolutely on Adrian. I don't fault Frost, but actually applaud the play call. Like others said, it was 9-9 just under a minute at our own 38. The 2nd down play took us to the 46 and a 3rd and 2. Do you not try to get a first down and at minimum a field goal? If we can't try to do that against Illinois, we should shut down the program. Now why not a draw or a screen on 3rd and 2? I do agree that would have been a better call, but we did not have much time.

Also as mentioned above, at this point Illinois is really only in the game due to the crazy decision by CTB to field a punt falling into the end zone and Tanner getting called for roughing and taunting on a play CTB intercepted. (The hit and the attitude was beautiful in days gone by). Martinez is gone, I really liked him most of the time except when he was maddening. We will see if Thompson, a year older line, new OC, added skill players and improved specialists and an easier schedule will translate to a happier season.
 
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12huskers

"PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY"
2 Year Member
sometimes we all, myself included, overthink this game. if thompson does not throw backwards into his own end zone or take a safety from his own 20, (who does that)?, then the team should be better. addition by subtraction.

just curious...does anybody know what his gpa is?
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
sometimes we all, myself included, overthink this game. if thompson does not throw backwards into his own end zone or take a safety from his own 20, (who does that)?, then the team should be better. addition by subtraction.

just curious...does anybody know what his gpa is?

Academic All BIG 12 First team in 2020 & 2021

Earning a degree in Sports Management at Texas

Glad to see the academics are important to you ;)
 

12huskers

"PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY"
2 Year Member
Academic All BIG 12 First team in 2020 & 2021

Earning a degree in Sports Management at Texas

Glad to see the academics are important to you ;)
glad to see i am important enough to you to keep responding.
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
glad to see i am important enough to you to keep responding.

You asked a question Right?

I answered it for you

Nothing more and Nothing less

Oh and everyone on this board is important and I respond all the time to them as they do to me

Have a nice evening!
 

12huskers

"PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY"
2 Year Member
You asked a question Right?

I answered it for you

Nothing more and Nothing less

Oh and everyone on this board is important and I respond all the time to them as they do to me

Have a nice evening!
i have made it very clear to you on and off the record, so i will try again. but for you, i will play nice when i say it. please do not feel the need to respond or interact with me. as i have stated before, and i thought we came to an agreement, you go your way, and i go mine. there are thousands of posters on here that i can get info from, and have fun competitive banter with without them getting upset. clearly, you and some others, do not fall into that category. and you know what? i do not respond to them, i leave them alone. you are not my cup of tea, as i am not yours. the difference? i leave you alone, yet you follow me around this site cyber stalking me. what is your deal? i literally ignore and pass by your post. why? bc i understand you and i are not cut from the same cloth. i am asking you professionally and nicely, please stop!!
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
i have made it very clear to you on and off the record, so i will try again. but for you, i will play nice when i say it. please do not feel the need to respond or interact with me. as i have stated before, and i thought we came to an agreement, you go your way, and i go mine. there are thousands of posters on here that i can get info from, and have fun competitive banter with without them getting upset. clearly, you and some others, do not fall into that category. and you know what? i do not respond to them, i leave them alone. you are not my cup of tea, as i am not yours. the difference? i leave you alone, yet you follow me around this site cyber stalking me. what is your deal? i literally ignore and pass by your post. why? bc i understand you and i are not cut from the same cloth. i am asking you professionally and nicely, please stop!!

As long as you follow the rules there are no issues

Have a nice evening
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
8like clockwork. as long as you stop changing them and playing favorites i will.

you have a nice LIFE!!

See this is what gets you in trouble

Discussing Moderation on the open board which if you read the rules you would know is verboten

I am going to let it go in good faith and you can move on

My advice is to not answer back and you and I can go our own ways

Fair enough?

Enjoy the board and keep on posting!

RR
 
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12huskers

"PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY"
2 Year Member
See this is what gets you in trouble

Discussing Moderation on the open board which if you read the rules you would know is verboten

I am going to let it go in good faith and you can move on

My advice is to not answer back and you and I can go our own ways

Fair enough?

Enjoy the board and keep on posting!

RR
my apologies on the moderation part. your right on that. but yes, you and i parting ways? that makes me happy. that is fair enough
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All American
15 Year Member
Whose decision was it to bring Frost in
99% of everyone, from administration, to former players, to fans, to local, and national media. It was damn near unanimous. I heard no one question it. It was a slam dunk. I cautioned at the time, that the public is usually wrong in unanimous types of things, but brushed it off like the 99%.
 

HuskerNash

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
This all day. Frostie thought with enough reps, AM = Milton. Didn't happen.

As a runner, AM had size, speed and moves - so advantage AM.

But as a playmaker, serviceable passer, leader and winner, it's MM all day long.
Milton was an incredible AAC talent. Wouldn't translate to the Big 10.
 
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