Posted by Big Ron on August 27, 21 at 13:39:06:
In Reply to: No one anticipated K. Brown collapsing... posted by cudevil on August 27, 21 at 11:27:27:
Maybe. Randall was a talented DB. But ASU started 8-1 without Randall and with Brown. Then something changed.
Maybe every team knew to attack Grahamís defense, but Kelly gave them a clear blueprint. It was more than just go deep. Kelly utilized line blocking schemes and TE packages that picked up the predictable 6 or 7 man blitz. ND often dragged 1 receiver across the field leaving 1 DB to cover 2 people. The other DB had to chose between leaving his side of the field unattended or helping cover the drag. Any hesitation and he was caught in no-mans land.
It was not just finishing with 2 conference losses. It was losses to Oregon St and Arizona. 78 and 66 yard runs as well as 3 long TD passes by OSU? A couple 70 yard plays and a pair of 20 TD passes by the Wildcats? Are you going to blame Brown for all that?
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