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9/18/2022 11:37 am  #1


The Dukes should have taken it’s second FBS Scalp

This article says it all.  This university should be celebrating it’s second FBS win.
https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2022/09/18/duquesne-falls-to-hawaii-24-14/

If JM and DP were really 1A and 1B, why isn’t the better performing starter getting the reps?   This game came down to one position player’s performance and the play calling that let a QB in a fog throw it from the 3 yard line with downs to go.  The same player panicked under the rush to throw the pick 6. 

I know that the strategy against a tough opponent is to keep their offense off the field and run clock but in this game URGENCY when down and after recovering the on sides kick had to be coached.

When the players dominate the game and the stats, prove that they are the better team and still lose, this is on the coach’s adaptive in-game decisions of play calling, clock management, and who is on the field.  Great pregame prep goes out the window.

I watched the Hawaii Coach’s postgame.  He looked almost ashamed to take the congrats on his first win because he knew his team was not the better on the field that night.

D was superb.  All others played well enough to win.

Last edited by coffee (9/18/2022 12:21 pm)


COFFEE
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9/18/2022 12:42 pm  #2


Re: The Dukes should have taken it’s second FBS Scalp

Well, if you want to play these games and win  when you aren’t overmatched; you need a higher level of coaching.  When you’re playing FBS schools it’s just a big jump for the coaching staff as well as the players.  They seem to struggle even beating the better-coached teams in the NEC!

 

9/18/2022 1:03 pm  #3


Re: The Dukes should have taken it’s second FBS Scalp

levon1975 wrote:

Well, if you want to play these games and win  when you aren’t overmatched; you need a higher level of coaching.  When you’re playing FBS schools it’s just a big jump for the coaching staff as well as the players.  They seem to struggle even beating the better-coached teams in the NEC!

 
Every coach has strengths and weaknesses.  Schmidt does a great job recruiting, especially with the smallest “stadium” in the nation and is strong in pregame preparation.   He’s a good “teacher” of the game with player development but is slow making in-game adjustments of player personnel, clock management, play calling and pacing.  In short, he’s stubborn with his game planning and player selection when they need to adapt.

Last edited by coffee (9/18/2022 1:11 pm)


COFFEE
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9/25/2022 1:21 pm  #4


Re: The Dukes should have taken it’s second FBS Scalp

coffee wrote:

levon1975 wrote:

Well, if you want to play these games and win when you aren’t overmatched; you need a higher level of coaching. When you’re playing FBS schools it’s just a big jump for the coaching staff as well as the players. They seem to struggle even beating the better-coached teams in the NEC!

 
Every coach has strengths and weaknesses. Schmidt does a great job recruiting, especially with the smallest “stadium” in the nation and is strong in pregame preparation. He’s a good “teacher” of the game with player development but is slow making in-game adjustments of player personnel, clock management, play calling and pacing. In short, he’s stubborn with his game planning and player selection when they need to adapt.

You are dead on.  His style of coaching is antiquated and Duquesne really should move on from him if they want to be a serious contender.  Problem is...he has 100+ wins, he's local, homegrown yinzer and athletics really shot their wad ($$) to bring in Dambrot.   Sad thing is, Duquesne could be known as a Football school if they were willing to spend some of the basketball money.  God knows they haven't been taken seriously on the Basketball side.

 

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