I've grown old
- Jun 12, 2014
I’ve looked back some and can’t find any photos (current) or specific references. I just haven’t paid much attention while watching the games. I do know that one of the things coaches do is evaluate and I’m pretty sure it has dawned on Billy that there’s some tweaking to be done regarding in-game responsibilities and function.Sorry, I could have asked that better. I just immediately thought if anybody knew it was you.
I can only recall that Mullen was on the field. Mostly because of that one game he called from the booth because he had surgery that day and was hopped up on pain killers and we got destroyed by Auburn(?). But I think he was unique in that regard. Seems to me most OC's are in the booth.
Round about way of saying Napier needs an OC in the booth. He ain't Stephen Orr Spurrier.
I have said this previously and still believe it, but the biggest fault of Billy’s, to me, was not benching Richardson, particularly when he had those spells that he just cut the engine off, wouldn’t run it, or couldn’t throw it in the lake if he was standing on a dock. It was clear to me that Billy was trying to advance Richardson, but the QB, for whatever reason, couldn’t or wouldn’t do what was asked or needed consistently. Kitna, despite what we now know of him, maybe could have been better used? It’s all moot now, but another problem left behind by the previous staff. I will say this…I believe Mullen had figured out he had a QB that everybody and his brother was expecting to tear the SEC to shreds, but that million dollar body didn’t function consistently with a less comparable head and heart. Maybe some other coach could’ve gotten more from him? Who knows? But in the meantime, we find the QB room not exactly looking formidable, but maybe serviceable for a year.
Back on topic, I’d personally think it would be hard for Sale not to be on the sidelines as the principle OL coach. I know there are a lot of eyes in the sky, just not sure who they are and to what extent their responsibilities are. Everything in CFB runs through the HC, so ultimately both the good and bad falls on Billy’s shoulders. It’ll be interesting to see what direction this issue takes in the near future.