2016 ND L UTEP W @Cal W BYE @OKST L OU W ISU W @KSU W Baylor W @TTU L WVU W @KU W TCU L 8-4 So, in 2015, I complained that the last game was prosecuted the same as the first few, and that we had no real offensive identity. I fucking see, actually, no change in that YET AGAIN. This past year, we saw no movement at all toward a cohesive offensive identity. We installed the 18-wheeler package, though. Homers seem to think this is a good idea. It's not. What we should have been doing the last two years is MAKING these quarterbacks throw the damned ball over and over to get that part of the offense going, but we didn't. So, where do we stand at the end of two years? At the EXACT same spot as September, 2014: WE CAN'T THROW THE BALL. This has been a complete failure by Charlie Strong. Applewhite had Derp and our shitty 2013 team one half of one game away from winning the conference. Why? Because he pushed the team to learn and be better than they were, and he took appropriate chances at the right times. Charlie Strong has done NONE of that. As far as the defense, we're at the same place again: Players fighting their ass off to hold on for dear life and a victory. The secondary looked really weak at the beginning, but did come together toward the end a bit. I'm going to forgive this last game, where the defensive play calling looked like a dunce was calling it. The good news? Just by sheer experience, the young players are going to be 20-30% better next year. There'll be half as many outright stupid mistakes in the secondary; the OLine will be twice as good... it has to be just from experience. Also, there is NO WAY ON EARTH that we can be as unlucky as we were this year... so it can only get better on that front. I predict an 8-4 season just because we'll win those close games vs. weaker opponents. I don't know if that's enough to keep Strong's job.