Tuesday, September 30, 2008
And the Winner Is.......Ken O'Keefe
We don't want to make a point on this blog to personally attack anyone. We are not looking at this post as an attack, but more of a scientific survey analysis based on the results of our extremely accurate reader poll.
Our readers have spoken and tbe blame (at least 67% of it) goes to Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe. First and goal on the 8, a decent running back, an ok quarterback, at home, for homecoming, against Northwestern. You don't need to be James Van Allen to understand that, at worst, you have to have a 25% success rate in this situation. We came up with a big fat goose egg. Note to opposing defenses: We have 2 plays, 1) Run with Greene (or whoever it may be this weekend) and 2) Pass to DJK-Trey Stross and Andy Brodell as wildcards.
What happened to the days of having 30 receivers and 20 running backs to choose from (and yes some may respond by saying-in jail)? Speaking of, how about that Jail Break Screen that worked so well with Banks? Should we start with the trickeration? How about a flip to Greene who throws a bomb downfield? Something has to give here. MSU and the rest of the Big 10 will be ready for us. Our 2 (or 3) plays will not cut it. It seemed like in years past, we saw 2-3 of the same plays each game. The rest was tailor made to our competition. If Ferentz and O'Keefe weren't such close friends, he may be a little more worried about his job. Until Ferentz leaves, I think we are stuck Hawkeye Nation. You know whose job is relatively safe right now? Norm Parker. Until someone runs 40 up on us, the defense looks great. If an opponent scores under 25, USUALLY we can top that. With as much overtime as the defense has been working, allowing 21-22 points a game is pretty good given the circumstances. Someone find a legal way to get the defense some mini-golf coupons at Colonial Lanes (God Bless the Colonial Lanes) in lieu of overtime work.
Tomorrow we will turn our attention to the enemy-Sparty in particular. In the mean time, we welcome the banter with regards to Ken O'Keefe.