Here is my draft ballot for blogpoll ballot weak 5. Obviously Dorrell's program doesn't deserve to be anywhere in this list.
Honestly I am not in the greatest mood to offer my thoughts on what happened around the country in the world of college football. But thoughts on couple of games are worth mentioning with our team in context:
Notre Dame: I am not sure where I fall in WRT to Willingham/Weiss debate. I am not that enamored with Willingham. I think he got Stanford team to the Rose Bowls in a decade when Southern Cal and UCLA were fielding weak teams. Perhaps he has the Huskies back on track. But make no mistake about it. The result of the UCLA-Washington game had lot more to do with Dorrell's incompetence than Willingham's great coaching. Now going back to Weiss, the Irish-Spartans game showed to me what it is like to have a coach, who the players and the fan base believe in. Simply put the Irish never quit. They were not holding back in a dire situation. Last year Bruins were running up the gut when Mildcates were walloping us in the desert. Yet there was Weiss going for it on 4th downs. From SMQ (via Rakes of Mallow):
CU v. Georgia: You wouldn't see Mark Richt making those kinds of excuses who rode the arm of his third string QB, red shirt sophomore Joe Cox to pull of a thrilling win against Dan Hawkins' scrappy and outmanned Colorado football program. The difference between a loser like Dorrell and an elite coach like Richt? Here is CAJason80:
Contrast that with UCLA's debacle on Saturday. Is there any doubt that Dorrell is in way over his head? The man looks like a deer in headlights in every critical play-calling juncture, and even worse, he actively seeks out to destroy confidence and momentum for the team. Not even once do you consider going for it on 4th and goal from the 5 yard-line and in? Do you have that little faith in your offense? That little faith in your defense to hold a team if somehow you don't score?
The worst flaw about Dorrell is he has so little imagination it almost boggles the mind. Adjustments seem to be way beyond the scope of his intellect. I wonder what he does at halftime sometimes, while all other coaches are making adjustments. He seems to be so singularly focused on whatever gameplan he comes in with, no matter the adjustments made at halftime, he fails to react.
Contrast that with someone like Richt: gameplan not working? Quarterback struggling? He makes adjustments and the team is better off for it.
As for the blogpoll lemme know if there are adjustments that needs to be made. And as always please use facts to make your case.