So as we sit here at the quarter-pole (three games into an 11 game season) we can start to make some observations about the team. The first is that the Defense is Really Good. Perhaps even better than last season. The second is that the kicking game is a mixed bag, but it has the opportunity to improve. Third, the offense is still trying to find its way, which is a bit frustrating given we have a senior quarterback and we’re in the second year of Mark Whipple’s tenure.
And so it’s the offense I’d like to talk about, and I can’t help but wonder if maybe our expectations were a little too high. The Austin Peay game did nothing to change that. Pickett looked as good as he’s looked in his career. Passes were for the most part being caught. Deep shots were being taken. The running game looked fairly crisp. Yes it was just Austin Peay, but it was safe to say the fan base was pretty geeked about year two of Mark Whipple.
And then Syracuse happened.