Let me just clarify a few things right away.
People think I am against Brantley from a hatred perspective. Not at all. Brantley seems like a nice kid whose timing in life was horrible, through no fault of his own.
When I say he doesn’t have “it” that’s not a slight to him; it’s not his fault. A person can’t make “it” as you either have “it” or you don’t. If someone is not born with it, it’s not their fault.
Seems to me Brantley tried to carve out his own niche but then was made to go to Florida and coaches were made to accept him, because of who his family is and what the power brokers want.
With regards to 2010, for sure it was part Adazzio but it was part Meyer and Brantley as well; Brantley in so far as he made terrible decisions. Again, not really his fault; he didn’t give himself the recruiting ratings, and he certainly didn’t create his own hype. He was a 4-5 star producer in a 2 star league with 2 star talent. Again, not his fault.
Now, this year, I blame the coaches. You know I think they should have been playing the kids to gear for the future. Whatever, it is what it is. However, vs Georgia, Brantley got a raw deal. The gimp QB was a sitting duck for the rushers to just pin their ears back and go mad dog. I don’t even blame the line – one tackle had a cast on his hand and the gameplan forced them to do the impossible – slow a rush with ZERO amount of unpredictability.
Call this a short leash, but I want this regime gone. I tried to be excited, but it’s a disaster. Why they are playing the guys who are leaving is beyond me. Loyalty ? “Experience?”
It sure as hell doesn’t seem like they are playing the best. Of course, perhaps the youngsters are just plain awful.
I am thoroughly disgusted. This is WORSE than Zook. Worse than Adazzio. Think about that.
Those of you who remember, remember me clamoring for Kevin Sumlin. That still stands. Larry Fedora even, but preferably Sumlin. I know some might be inclined to tether Fedora to Zook but Fedora was good in spite of Zook. Sumlin, while coaching in CUSA, has a great resume. Of course, there may be other factors at play, some of which may have been at play with regards to Charlie Strong.
Regardless, while it may seem unreasonable to think it’s hasty to be down on this current regime, can anyone say with any certainty that this team is improved from the Phantom Meyer and Sieve Adopeyo era ?