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Friday, August 31, 2007

Brokeback for Gus


Gus Malzahn is a good coach. He will do well at Tulsa. They will rack up some passing yards and compete in Conference USA.
But weren't they already doing that before Gus's hire with Kragthorpe and Co.? Tulsa got off to a good start last night, defeating perennial power Louisiana-Monroe 35-17. They were down at the half, and pulled away late after it was obvious ULM was completely gassed. Tulsa has better talent, which stands to reason. Conference USA should attract better talent than the Sun Belt. This was also not some coaching performance for the ages, defying all odds, pollsters, and oddsmakers. Tulsa was favored, on the road, by 3, in what was an extremely enticing line. But from the response on the internets (specifically Hogville) Bill Belichick, Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Vince Lombardi, and the Heavenly Host himself don't know squat about football compared to Gus.
I think he's a good coach, but the man love has really gone over the top.

6 comments:

scott said...

that's 18... but I agree

Anonymous said...

Can't you just let the man enjoy his success or do you, like HDN, intend to ceaselessly bring him up in spiteful ways for ever after?

BSR said...

Imagine the wrath that will come when Arkansas's (and more specifically David Lee's) offense struggles to move the ball downfield. McFadden and Jones are only going to be able to do so much against 8 in the box. Lee, Nutt and whoever that guy is that they hired from Air Force are going to have to build an offensive game plan that can capitalize. Sadly, their track record doesn't leave room for much hope.

Malzahn's team, which is far less talented than Arkansas, rolled up more than 500 yards of offense. That's impressive at any level.

Anonymous said...

Let's wait and see how OU whips that ass before we annoint Malzahn.

Born Red said...

That's right. We can all agree if Gus sucks if Tulsa doesn't move up and down the field against the best defense in college football.

Anonymous said...

Makes as much sense as getting a hard on for beating ULM.