Billy doesn’t get a free pass

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    • #21559
      GatorDMD
      ITG Subscriber

      We are all up in arms over how Richardson is playing but his coach shouldn’t get a free pass.

      Napier’s offense is boring an unimginative.

      If Richardson is struggling he needs to change things up.

      This is the hardest offense to watch that we’ve had since Pease and Muschamp were here.

    • #21562
      Mark Wheeler
      Forum Owner

      The thing is, coming in, he was never known as a top offensive mind or quarterback coach.

      I think his strength lies in other areas.

    • #21565
      Bd489
      ITG Subscriber

      Napier clearly disagrees as he didn’t hire an OC or true qb coach. Some folks blame Mullen for not having depth but we have far more talent at every position at USF (except maybe qb at the moment)…we should have demolished them.

    • #21569
      TJWarren
      ITG Subscriber

      The offence has zero identity.

      We should be able to run the ball with little problem. That will get harder with no passing game.

      Play calling and design is extremely vanilla.

      The only thing I’m impressed with is the pre-snap motioning.

      I would like to see some option plays outside the tackle box other than the read option.

      I’ve seen enough WR screens to the short side of the field. Read options to the short side of the field. Roll out passes to the short side of the field.

    • #21689
      UFgator52-20
      ITG Subscriber

      Who calls plays Napier or another coach?

    • #21690
      Steve L
      ITG Subscriber

      More woe is me shit. My preseason guess was 7-5 and I got poo-pooed by folks. All the 9-3 and 10-2 people called BS. I still think 7-5 is attainable but I’m not as optimistic as before. Napier was behind the 8 ball when he walked in the door and that has not changed one iota. Mullen left us with an average at best receiver corps and a less than perfect defensive line or at least a shallow one. That’s not changing this season and we have survive with what we have. I do agree Richardson is being protected too much in regard to play calling but the QB situation is precarious at best. If Richardson goes down we just have to make do with what we have. The major issue is the lack of a dynamic recruit at the QB position for next year. This team is at least 2 years away from being competitive in the SEC.

    • #21694
      Bd489
      ITG Subscriber

      There’s nothing wrong with being optimistic and thinking 9-3 was attainable. The last 2 coaches were able to do it taking over a 7 and 4 win team. We won 7 last year (I believe)… 2 more wasn’t crazy. Hopefully we figure out what is hurting us and fix it.

    • #21696
      Steve L
      ITG Subscriber

      Bd489, either your memory is bad or you’re just terribly forgetful. Our record last year was a miserable 6-7. There was absolutely no viable reason to believe 9-3 was a reality with basically the same players returning this year. Hell,two of our best players Johnson and Torrence came with Napier from lowly Louisiana. That in itself doesn’t speak highly of our returnees. I still contend this year and next aren’t going to be as good as many folks expected. Our program was severely degraded after last year for many reasons including Mullen being an egotistical narcissist. But that is far from the only reason.

    • #21701
      Bd489
      ITG Subscriber

      A bit forgetful or just forcing out of my mind we lost to UCF. Mullen took a 4 win team to 10 year 1. We all thought the cupboard was bare then too. I hoped it wasn’t as bad as it seemed going in to this year. I was wrong.

    • #21729
      king5george30
      ITG Subscriber

      I agree, everyone is saying the cupboard is bare but also said the same thing when Mcelwain took over for Muschamp (which it was on the oline, we had like 6 scholarship lineman) and they said the same from Mac to Mullen. Mullen in his first season made Feleipe a formidable QB, he wasn’t the best but he was much better than AR is so far. What helped Franks were the QB designed runs on first down and third down vs trying to put the ball in your QBs hands who’s not the best passer and forcing him to pass. It gave us much better D&D and made the game more manageable. He also tried to do the same with Emory and even so far Emory was also better than AR has been. I want to hope AR is hurt and he’s not done but the guy doesn’t even have the energy I expected from him. He used to be the exciting kid on the bench always smiling and now he seems very disinterested and monotone. I’m not sure what’s going on but I hope he gets out of it.

    • #21730
      king5george30
      ITG Subscriber

      Also AR needs to learn he doesn’t have to take shots down field. Franks in McElwains offense forced passed, Franks in Mullens offense would at least throw to the check down. AR needs to learn to hit the check down it would save him a lot more.

    • #21853
      SwampMagic
      ITG Subscriber

      The cupboard wasn’t bare when we beat top ten Utah but it’s bare when we almost lose to USF.

      So I got this straight. Mullen doesn’t get any credit for us beating Utah but he gets the blame because we only beat USF by 4.

    • #21854
      Bd489
      ITG Subscriber

      I’m not in the camp that thinks Mullen left the cupboard bare. Not perfect in places but there is talent. Just have to put them in positions to be successful.

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