Q: while what you say about the offense blocking and running effectively is true, the system and the copaching of those techniques is critical. why is it that performance of the offensive line and running backs has regressed so much under this syatem and the coaches that have reponsibility over the offense, the O line; why is it that we can`t recruit Connecticut kids—perhaps it is that we don`t know how to use the palent like in the case of Tebuccy Jones JR—WE CAN`T AFFORD TO HAVE SUCH A TALENT NOT PLAY AND LEAVE THE PROGRAM FOR A LESSER DIVISION AND EXPECT TO GET THE OTHER CT KIDS Joe Byrka, South Windsor
A: There was a lack of experience up front this year Joe, talent, too. You also had your best guy, most versatile guy miss the last four games with an injury. Lyle McCombs is 5-8, 166 pounds. The years of success those kids were bigger, tougher or faster. Lyle is a talent but you can’t consistently throw a guy that size at a D-1 defense these days and expect a lot of success. You needed diversity in the backfield this year and didn’t get it but should have. I think the schemes should have been adjusted for success but its a good question the coaches raise when they ask how do you adjust from that long term? I don’t know. And as far as CT kids I think you’re getting the current head coach confused with the former head coach. They’ve landed quite a few local kids since he’s been here. They’re not getting them all but I think that situation isn’t as dire as you’ve portrayed it here. The record is there just check it. Losing Tebucky Jr. is unfortunate Im with you 100 percent on that one.