In the past 6 years we have won 2 National titles, played for 2 more and have been to the CFP every year. Not to mention 6 ACC championships. It has been an incredible run but sometimes there is a down year.
This year we still made the playoff but tbh we never had the juice all year on D. I appreciate Skalskis passion but he makes Boulware look like a pro bowler.
We lost to a better team and better prepared team. It stings I know but Davis comments aren’t what made us lose the game. It makes us eat more crow but that team tonight was far superior.
Not sure why the Skalski negativity tbh, dude just makes plays and keeps dudes lined up. I would LOVE to see him back. Jones is also good and Simpson will be. Kane Patterson will be really good in time I think. Jake and Tyler Venables, not so much. Jake will he serviceable with time in the weight room likely. But to me, Tyler V, Charleston, and Zanders are Ll serious liabilities. If I may add, we have not had solid DE play since Power Rangers left. Murphy will be good, but mygoodness, at one point Upshaw was out there.. I mean, Cmon. I know we were getting THIN in the game, but what happened to that old three deep we used to have at DE. I also think we need to go back to a 4 man front as a base. In fact, beinghonest, I REALLY HOPE we can land Foreman, we need him.
You nailed it with the 4 man front. Sending 3 with a bad secondary is a recipe for disaster. All year all BV was cooking up blitzes idk why he was much more cautious this game, but I hope he gets back to 4 man fronts to help with run D and blitzes more in big games.
They aren't always going to come through but after seeing Ohio state wants to go deep or pound the rock what do you have to lose? Also the announcers kept calling it a blitz when Simpson went after the QB or 1 extra LB went after the QB, thats not what I'm talking about. Coach Venables sends 5 to 6 when he's aggressive. The few times he did last night fields looked off kilt and those were the few bad passes he threw. Either way secondary play has to get better next year. This is 2 years in the CFP where the lid was taken off this defense repeatedly.