Posted by Big Ron on December 06, 20 at 00:48:21:
ASU has lots of young talent. These 2 “exhibition games” have displayed flashes of that talent. But there are too many new players, new coaches and new systems to jell in this damaged season.
Throw in a month layoff and we should expect a game like this. The players are doing the best they can under the circumstances. The players have my full support.
Some of the coaching - not so much. Edwards NFL - No Fun League - model will continue to result in a slow deliberate offense that keep games close. But it can also perpetuate our recent history of 6 and 7 win seasons if Edwards cannot sign a bevy of NFL quality linemen to dominate the game. What reaction can we expect from Anderson after a few 7 win seasons?
Either Hill is still trying to figure out what to do with all his new toys - or Edwards will not let Hill use them. Johnson’s 35 yard reception was the only pass to go for more than 15 yards. White’s 52 yards were all yards-after-catch on a gadget play.
A TE finally caught a pass. TEs are jumping all over the place in pre-snap shifts and one finally got to catch a pass. Hurray!
What did Edwards do to cause the PAC refs to call ASU so close while allowing UCLA to hold as a blocking and pass defending technique?
Let’s hope the Arizona game gets played.
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