1W) Forget that it is UMASS
If we focus on it just being UMASS, we will lose, but if we focus on
Them being the opponent of the week, and address them accordingly we will
2M) Play for Pride
0-3 start means barring something miraculous, the bowl streak is over.
We¹re currently the laughing stock of football along with Oregon State.
Let¹s be driven by personal pride and take it out on the Minutemen.
3W) Do the little things right
Do the little things right, the rest will happen. Make the field goals,
wrap up well. You are the more talented team, but that doesn¹t mean you
cannot be beat ( by any means) Do the small things, the win will follow
4M) Impose your Will
Our O-Line has been far from the BC tradition of O-Line-U, but
here¹s a chance to get ourselves on the right track vs. a comparatively smaller
UMass front four. They¹re athletic and no pushovers, but we should be
able to overpower them. Let¹s get our confidence back, let¹s get
O-Line U back.
5W) Half time adjustments
Make them if needed. It really is that simple, so far this year I
haven't seen any when they were needed, so we haven't been able to score much in
the second half, and our opponents have, unfortunately it really is that
6M) Be Aggressive
Playing conservatively has gotten us nowhere. We play this one close to
the vest, we will be in a close game in the 4th quarter which is
Exactly what UMass wants.
7W)Make the Kicks
Mike I agree, lets put it all out there for 60.. There is nothing to
really lose. Freese has been a version of Dr.Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde. He shows that he
Has the ability to drain them from long, but has missed some very standard
ones. Freese needs to show he is the man.
8M) Use our TE's (both) early and often
One of the more bewildering occurrences is the lack of usage of one of
our strengths, our great TE's. UMass may be able to selectively match
up, but won't be with two TE's on the field.
9W) Donnie Fletcher
Mike I think we mention the TE's every week, although we saw them in some
spot plays last week , I think neither of us are satisfied with the amount
of action that they have received. Donnie, this is your game to shine, you came back to finish your career at
the heights, and show that you have NFL abilities.
Injuries have slowed this course a bit, but here is your opportunity for a
highlight reel. LeeGOOOOOO!
10M) Don't coach this game as if your job depends on it
Coach the game because your job *does* depend on it. You lose this one, Spaz---you're out. No question.
Wesley: Forget its UMass, little things, half-time adjustments, Kicks, Fletch
BCMike: Pride, Be Aggressive, Impose Will, TEs, Coach