Stop me if you happen to’ve heard this one earlier than. Louisville has a powerful displaying within the first half, however their lead is not as large accurately due to their very own errors. This comes again to chew them within the second half as they lose an in depth one.
I do know I’m not the one one who’s sick and uninterested in watching this similar episode on repeat for the final three seasons.
This was a giant sport. One that may, and can doubtless, set the trajectory of the season. Win, and the followers are again in your nook and the 7-8 win season you have been planning on is in attain. Lose, and the followers begin in search of a method out once more. This was as shut to a should win as they arrive in week 3 of a season, and the identical shortcomings which have plagued this employees and program the final three seasons returned.
While everybody hated to see Jordan Travis depart the sphere in direction of the tip of the primary half, I’d be mendacity if I wasn’t a bit relieved as he’d been stellar for many of his sport aside from his lone interception. It was time for the protection to feast as they did final week. And when Rodemaker got here in lots of UofL followers have been pondering that the FSU offense would wrestle, however they ended up scoring the Travis-led offense.
There are so many issues one can level to that finally triggered Louisville to lose this sport. There have been poor selections within the kick/punt return video games, there have been predictable and uninspiring calls as soon as once more on offense, there have been again breaking penalties on either side of the ball, and the checklist goes on. But the fixed is that this employees. I felt like I used to be watching the identical horror movie for the billionth time, regardless that I used to be one way or the other dumb sufficient to imagine it would finish otherwise this time.
Im certain there shall be lots of opinions as to when the sport was lastly misplaced for good, however for me I am unable to get previous the eerie and unsettling feeling that got here after the Cards kicked a area objective to take the lead, 31- 28, with 11:51 within the fourth quarter.
The crowd that had been loud and raucous all sport went quiet. The power went out of the constructing. And everybody ready for the worst.
Think about that. With the lead, loads of time left, and FSU’s greatest participant out of the sport, the whole stadium had already misplaced hope.
That’s a fanbase that is turn into all too conversant in what to anticipate from their present teaching employees.
I do know there are many haters, however I genuinely imagine that almost all of followers need Scott Satterfield to achieve success at Louisville. We’ve made an terrible lot of excuses for him and we hold transferring the objective posts for this man. There are so many occasions in his stint at Louisville the place we have mentioned “simply do that,” and he is fallen short.
Every time you suppose he and his employees, notably Bryan Brown, have turned a nook, they revert proper again to their outdated methods. It’s what makes them so irritating. You by no means know which model of them you are going to get and the outcomes are sometimes infuriating. We’re all simply alongside for the curler coaster of nonstop highs and lows.
Like the Syracuse sport, there’s rather a lot to digest and rather a lot to parse by way of so as to perceive regardless of the hell simply occurred. But tonight I believe the principle factor on everybody’s thoughts is that they are bored with doing this.
They’re bored with making excuses for the “good guys” in control of this system. They’re bored with seeing the identical flawed philosophies that maintain this program again. They’re bored with being prepared to hearth the coach one week and prepared to root them on the subsequent.
For a program that is had lots of proud moments of their fast ascension by way of the ranks of school soccer, I believe at this second followers simply need one thing they know they’ll imagine in and one thing they’ll see progress in. The rollercoaster that Scott Satterfield has us on is definitely not that, and I’m undecided there’s a lot religion in what lies forward.
After the Syracuse loss in week one I wrote about how scared I used to be that the fanbase’s general feeling was apathetic. But tonight it bothered me much more how the fanbase was so determined to have enjoyable and get behind the crew just for them to lose all hope after we had the lead with 11:51 to go within the sport.
That’s what bothers me probably the most. I need to really feel like we at all times have an opportunity to win. I need the enjoyable that the followers have been having within the first half to keep. But greater than something I need a teaching employees I can imagine in.
I assume we’ll see what occurs over the subsequent 9 video games, however I’m not going to make the error of pondering this film ends otherwise once more.
Louisville has been tied or forward within the fourth quarter of 5 of its final eight losses.
— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) September 17, 2022