tyndal23 wrote: ↑June 19th, 2022, 11:55 pm
After watching a FCS talent O Line not only dominate G5 and hang with P5 in 19, then dominate in 20 to fall off the cliff 2nd half of 21, I sort of agree and then disagree...think our O Line coach had 1 foot out the door,,tried subbing way too much during drives ( unheard of for O Line ) and a certain RB who missed half his pass block reads...and a QB who subsequently held the ball way too long - I am delighted at the uptick in O Line recruit rating level per signee - the hardest talent to find at HS level, followed by D Line.
If you look at our QB sacked percentage over the last 3 years it hasn't been good. Especially when you consider the teams we've been playing during that time.
2019- 6.34% (69th of 130) (125 SOS)
2020- 7.19% (81st) (95 SOS)
2021- 12.87% (127th) (106 SOS)
Some of it can definitely be blamed on Malik trying to do too much but at least one guy on the OL got beat at the LOS on most plays. Even during our dominate bowl game against EMU I remember this being an issue. Having a coaching staff that's been very effective at doing more with less doesn't mean that unit was dominant.