Bortles’ clutch play robs P.J. of his Day

Click on the photo for game coverage. Analysis from the Temple perspective tomorrow after a 24-hour cooling off period.

Click on the photo for game coverage. Analysis from the Temple perspective tomorrow after a 24-hour cooling off period.

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11 thoughts on “Bortles’ clutch play robs P.J. of his Day

  1. Congratulations to Phil Snow….-:( with today’s game his 2013 defense has gotten worse than the 2012 defense in all of the key categories and by a good margin as well:

    2012 Scoring Defense: 31.18 ppg 2013 Scoring Defense 34.33 ppg
    2012 Total Defense 437 yds/gm 2013 Total Defense 580 yds/gm
    2012 Rushing Defense 199 yds/gm 2013 Rushing Defense 213 yds/gm
    2012 Passing Defense 237 yds/gm 2013 Passing Defense 367 yds/gm

    Really getting a ‘top notch” Snow performance this year, during his DC stretch at UCLA, Washington and EMU (2001-02, 2003-04, 2010-12) the average points per game his defenses gave up increased at a 6.4% average, with Temple he’s gotten that up to a 10% in points allowed over 2012. And for all of the talk by some fans of the improvement the team has shown during the year, while I agree with regards to offense, the numbers don’t back that up on defense. In the last 3 games (SMU, Rutgers and UCF), both SMU and UCF exceeded their season averages to date in all major offensive categories, points scored, total yards, rushing yards and passing yards.

  2. Fordham
    (10-1, 0-0 Patriot)

    Lafayette
    (4-6, 3-1 Patriot)
    @
    1 2 3 4 T
    FOR 0 7 0 7 14
    LAF 10 7 7 3 27

    So much for that “shockingly” good Fordham team I saw someone post about on the scout board

  3. And Lafayette was never really in the game against Penn, which had a 27-7 lead and coasted to a 27-20 win at Franklin Field. Penn. Think about that: A team that doesn’t have spring practice. Al Bagnoli is 10x the football coach Matt Rhule will ever be.

  4. A popular aphorism defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Phil Snow and we fans fail to take heed of this bit of philosophy. Phil Snow still believes that one on one man coverage at the end of a game will work and we fans think that this time the defense will not get burned long. I would love to ask Phil Snow where he learned to coach end of game defense. Why he doesn’t have three or even four deep and play a no one gets deeper than the deepest defender defense boggles my mind. In both the Georgia-Auburn game and the Stanford game guess what defenses they were playing. I know the outcome of the Auburn game but would state that the play occurred not because defenders were out of place but because they did not knock the ball down. Contrarily in Temple’s last two games, the defenders were beaten long with no help from the safeties. That doesn’t happen in peewee, high school, at almost almost all colleges, and the pros(notwithstanding the Denver -Ravens game last year where the defender simply misplayed the ball). If Matt Ruhle, who to his credit, has turned the offense into one of the most exciting in college football, doesn’t handSnow, who should have been let go yesterday, his walking papers at the end of the season, Ruhle will never be a head coach again. Hey look what USC is doing since they fired the head coach. All Rhule and the administration has to do is fire an incompetent defensive coordinator.
    One final aside, does the marketing department speak to the athletic department? How could they move a game advertised as family day and move it to 7:00 p.m. in November? That means the kids won’t get on the filed until 10:30 or 11. Did anyone think that it’s cold in November? The big Ten allows no November night games for this reason. Any wonder why things never seem to work out at TU?

  5. I will not be able to go because I had a commitment I am unable to get out of now after Temple changed the game at such a late date. I could see a 7 p.m. Thursday game just before a Labor Day Holiday, not on a Saturday night. If anything, move it to 1 p.m. I think there’s a decent chance UConn wins this game because of the culture of defeatism on our defense now and lack of faith in the kids in their coaches and the coaches in their kids on that side of the ball.

    • In addition to the ongoing development of a dynamic offense — gotta love Harper’s fourth quarter — another positive from yesterday was Rhule’s admission that it is his job to fix the defense. That puts to rest the notion that is content to settle for mediocrity because of a good contract and almost certainly ends the Phil Snow Nightmare.

  6. In addition to the ongoing development of a dynamic offense — gotta love Harper’s fourth quarter — another positive from yesterday was Rhule’s admission that it is his job to fix the defense. That puts to rest the notion that is content to settle for mediocrity because of a good contract and almost certainly ends the Phil Snow Nightmare.

  7. You can say that again.

  8. This is what George O’leary said: We were in two-minute drill right now and they left center field open and he (Bortles) hit him (Hall) and obviously a great play by Rannell down to the six [yard line],” said Coach O’Leary during his weekly television show ‘UCF Sports Today with George O’Leary’. “With two seconds left they called a timeout. We’re going to clock it anyway and basically get a chance to kick the field goal and win the game.”
    Nothing else need be said about Snow’s utter ineptitude.

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