1. Center snaps. The 12th game and Drew was still picking center snaps off his shoelaces. This ongoing problem has cost us in several crucial situations
(like the final moments against B.C. that might have changed the outcome). How could coaches let this continue to kill drives?
2. WR drops. Two more on Saturday, both costly. Carr's drop while trying to split two DBs might have been a game-changer.
3. Carr used only as a jumping jack. It's time to use Carr the way Southern Cal capitalizes on 6'-5" Dwayne Jarrett — all over the field. Number 89 is more than a jump-ball specalist. Did you see his TD catch on a slant against Duke? He snagged it, did a stop 'n go and left the DB in the dust. Maybe a new O.C. will develop and exploit Carr's full potential.
4. Delay of game penalties at the worst times. Like on Saturday, when a makeable 3rd and 4 became a doomed 3rd and 9. Result? Another momentum shift.
5. No apparent offensive coaching on the sidelines. With Jeff and Dickey upstairs, nobody is keeping the offense organized and energized on the sidelines. Contrast that to the defense, which has Mickey and Steele constantly involved.
6. Back-up QB detached from the game. Most teams at least keep their backup on the headsets and his head in the game. X. Lee is left to chat with his buddies and check out chicks in the stands.
7. Bobby Bowden totally uninvolved. Have you watched Bobby during a game? He's 30 yards downfield from the bench and appears to be a disinterested bystander. He rarely talks to an assistant and pretty much never approaches a player. Letting your assistants do their jobs is one thing. But this is not the way he became College Football's Winningest Coach. Even JoPa is still in-charge and intense on the Penn State sidelines.
8. Wrong QB running draws. Note to coaches: Drew is your dropback passer. While not quite a cigar store indian-type QB, he's a sitting duck for most DL and linebackers.
9. Kickoff return men. We struggled here throughout the season. Garvin is beginning to show promise. Too bad it couldn't have been sooner.
10. Fans who sold tickets to UF'ers. Thankfully, Saturday's crowd was fracas-free. Still, there was far too much orange and blue in the heart of the alumni/season ticket section. Anybody who knowingly sold or gave their tickets to reptile fans needs to personally explain their concept of fan support to Buster Davis and Lawrence Timmons.