Army loses 35-7 to Temple. Of those five Temple touchdowns, three were a result of turnovers and blown kick coverage. The defense played well enough to win. Hats off to them.
Special teams play is a pure reflection of coaching in my opinion, and reflects poorly on Stan Brock, as per usual.
The offense was disjointed at best. Army lined up in three sets:
1) A double slot flexbone set out of which they ran dive option, sweeps, and counters.
2) A double back set they ran power off tackle with.
3) A single back, four receiver set they exclusively threw out of.
Way to telegraph your play calling Stan/Tim! I hate blowing Navy's horn, but they ONLY run a variant of the flexbone set and give their opponent the same look EVERYTIME. This is what the option is all about, guys: The same look with at least ten different major play types that can come out of it. Keeps the defense guessing at all times. That's the point. You're an option team now, and you better stick to your damn knitting.
QB Carson Williams is clearly not the man to run an option offense, if that's what they want to do. He simply does not have the foot speed for the job. Once again, in comparison to Navy: Williams ran the ball ten times for 15 yards, while Navy's QB ran the ball 17 times for 75 yards. Maybe they don't want to run option? Williams threw the ball 14 times with six completions for 74 yards and one INT, while the Navy QB threw the ball four times with two completions for 44 yards and a TD.
Stan and Tim, in the option, your QB is a running back FIRST and a passer SECOND. Running must dominate your play calling and the QB's ability to run is paramount. Navy QBs have spaghetti arms, I've seen it myself, but they consistently have higher passer ratings. Think about it, if you can.
The bottom line is that we need a QB with some speed, which I am sure we have, and the will to commit to the the option the way it is MEANT to be run. Half-assing never gets anybody anywhere. As I have said many times before, I doubt whether Stan and Tim have it upstairs to get this team where it needs to go. One game down, eleven to go...