Coaching, Coaching and more Coaching. That is what I have realized it takes to win in College Football, well that and a relatively healthy offensive line. Of which, the Missouri Tigers have neither.
My SEC biased friends and foes will tell me that the reason the Tigers are having so much trouble, is because the SEC is just far above and away the best conference. However, what I am here to tell you is that the reason the Tigers are having so much trouble this year is because Ned Yost has the IQ of a four year old and he runs the Missouri offense. Also, the offensive line has seven offensive linemen who have been injured. Again, Sec Fans will say “well you have to have depth in this league.” Well, there is depth and then there is starting 3rd stringers against basically an NFL defense in Alabama.
Anyways, back to Mr. Peroxide Ned Yost. The guy is a complete moron. He believes that running sweeps, end arounds, qb draws with a hurt qb, and throwing the ball 40 times a game is a way to beat SEC defenses. First of all, with a hurt offensive line running end arounds, sweeps and throwing the ball is the exact opposite of what someone should do. Anyone with a grade school football mind will tell you that. The name of the game is to run straight at the opposing defense because 1.) the offensive line doesn’t have to hold up as long, and 2.) it is just easier to run block than it is to pass block.
However, the peroxide in Yost’s hair has seemed to affect the ability for Oxygen to get into hs brain because he refuses to see it. Now I am going to throw Alabama out because that team is jut ridiculous and there is nothing that could have been done to prevent that massacre. Mizzou just does not have the horses, nor does 99 percent of the college football teams out there. However, let’s take a look at some general stats of the other 3 SEC games.
Georgia— Pass 41 times!! 14 rushes with a running back for 84 yards…avg. 6 yards a carry
South Carolina–Pass 26 times! rush 16 times with a running back for 71 yards…avg of 4.4 per carry
Vanderbilt—Pass 40 times!! rush 26 times with a running back for 123 yards…4.7 per carry
Kendial Lawrence, Missouri’s leading rusher, in these three SEC games had 200 yards rushing on 40 attempts…for all you math geniuses out there that is 5 yards a carry.
Marcus Murphy, Lawrence’s backup, had 72 yards rushing on 8 attempts..that is 9 yards a carry.
Look at that cute little face Yost…give this man the damn ball!
You would think that Yost would see these stats and think “hmm..maybe I should run the ball more with my running backs and not my wide receivers or quarterbacks.” However, I doubt it…this is the same Yost who refused to run against two D-linemen in the Navy Bowl Game a few years back, a game Missouri also lost. You would also think that Yost would take of Franklin’s shoulder that had surgery on it over the summer and not have him run QB draws and throw the ball 40 times. However, nope screw it…just like Sexy Rexy Grossman, Yost says throw it!
So now to make matters worse, Franklin is injured and a redshirt Freshman is QB…you would think ok now Yost will run the ball with the running backs…heck no! Throw it out there Berkstresser! Yost needs to go, and if Pinkel is going to keep defending him, he needs to go too.