With this loss, for me it is now official: This season is a failure. To not win
one 'close game' against respectable competition is pathetic.
While I appreciate the QB's grit and determination, it's past time for
coaches to play someone who is healthy. The list of turnovers due to injuries to
the QB is far too long.
@BlueHuskyThough I'm not a BYU fan, it's glaringly obvious
that Mendenhall should get the blame here. He continues to play an injured QB
just because he admires Nelson's grit and determination.Those
"Rudy" kinds of QBs are only effective when they give 100% effort 100%
of the time. But they must be healthy.
Worst offense I've seen at BYU since the Crowton debacles. Another three
turnovers by Nelson. O-line couldn't block a high school defense. Defense
flat and unprepared the entire first half. No pass rush, no pressure until 2nd
half.It is hard to blame Doman for the play calling. There were
dozens of open receivers. But Nelson couldn't hit them. The sad thing is,
playing an injured Nelson will have caused him to be classified as the worst BYU
QB in the last 30 years. He simply can't make the passes. Is Lark that bad
that they didn't put him in when Nelson was stinking up the joint?So who gets the blame for keeping Nelson in the game? Doman or Mendenhall? And
blame it is.
San Jose State isn't that lowly. They actually lost to Stanford by the
same margin as did Oregon. They have won 10 games this season.
When BYU has to depend on an on-side kick against a lowly WAC school, in order
to have a chance to win the game, something is very wrong indeed.
Well, at least we have women's soccer to cheer for.