SMU Took the Iron Skillet, But Frogs Learned Lessons
September 25, 2019
I bet most of you had forgotten how long some Saturdays can be in the fall. We all know what we as fans have on the emotional poker table every Saturday, but until something like what happened last Saturday happens, you don’t realize it. It’s tough when you have to fold.
Losing stings. Losing stinks.
College football is a slippery slope and few get to the top of that hill without a muddy tumble.
The Frogs got muddy and now it’s time to clean up and move on.
The famous football coach, the Dalai Lama, has a saying, “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
It’s a reminder to face failure head up, be aware of what you did/didn’t do and avoid making the same mistakes again.
Lessons the Frogs learned last Saturday vs SMU:
- You have to start fast.
- Lack of a pass rush is a problem, especially against an experienced QB.
- Turnovers early in the game kill momentum.
- Freshman quarterbacks all take their turn in the barrel – it’s an axiom of the game.
- The offense has to figure out a way to get Jalen Reagor the ball (at least 10 times per game).
- TCU’s tight ends are good and can be helpful weapons for the offense and a young QB.
- The running game is impressive.
- LB Garrett Wallow is a force. And the guy the entire defense can measure themselves against.
- The kicking game will win some games for the Frogs this year.
The best news is the Frogs get back on the field as early as possible Saturday with breakfast at The Carter. I’m sure they’ll be ready to go.
Make sure you are.
Friday, we’ll take a Family Weekend look at the Kansas Jayhawks and their new life with Coach Les Miles.