"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton
Here is a copy of my comment on Plyer's blog yesterday
Oct 21, 2017, 4:43 PM
The Syracuse loss was a mental loss more than anything. Yes they schemed well but our guys simply did not show up. Add to that a banged up QB and it is a recipe for disaster. While I agree that this team has issues and may not run the table I totally disagree with the Syracuse is a better team stuff. They certainly looked better Friday night but this kind of thing happens in CFB and sports in general all the time. An inferior group of athletes beat a superior group of athletes. Stop trying to look into this thing so hard. Have some of you completely forgotten that we have physically dominated everyone else we played up to this point? Syracuse is not better than Va Tech or Auburn. Losses stink. They affect our personal perceptions of our team. People have short memories. One loss on the road, on a short week with a banged up QB with our players looking ahead to some much needed time off and all of a sudden you guys forget everything we have accomplished so far this year. No, I don't believe this team is as good as last year's but we have a really good one that happened to slip up. If the last six years are any indication then this team will bounce back with a vengeance. If we have another poor performance against GT I will get concerned but I have a feeling we will thoroughly dominate them.
They're having a bad game. Just like we were. They don't need to change quarterbacks. Their head coach isn't looking ahead to an alumni reunion. If we'd played Syracuse at home, we would have had the game with them that Miami is currently having. Up by 10 going into the second half.