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1. They are inexperienced in Coach Austin and Coach Frost's system which is extremely different from Coach Riley's drop back passing offense, wouldn't you agree? Just being on campus does not equate with experience in what the o-line needs to do now, today to make the Frost offense effective and efficient.View attachment 29716
Hixson is a redshirt sophomore … which means 4 of the 5 starters have 3 years plus in the system. Wilson and Farnoik are redshirt juniors - i.e. 4 years in the program. These are not inexperienced players. They've been in the S&C and nutrition systems for a while.
Everyone acts as if they're true freshmen!
Yes having your center being really inexperienced hurts. Having been in SF's system for only 2 years also affects continuity.
Will they be better by the end of the season? - I suspect so.
Will they be better next year where their top 10 players all return? - I suspect so.
But this squad has under-achieved based on the experience they carried into the season. Those of us with Kool-Aid flavored beer goggles had higher expectations than what has happened so far.
2. Last year we had guys getting sick doing 50% of the S&C that UCF players were doing! So I think that my comment about junior and senior stands since the Coach Riley S&C was asking so little of the players in terms of development.
Did I have higher expectations, yes. Will those expectations be fulfilled time will tell as many games remain to be played.
You know I was thinking last night, if this was 1970 and the rules hadn't changed we would be "undefeated (2-0-1)". Wonder how people would be reacting to this team if there were no overtime .
All the best. GBR