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Sunday, November 23, 2003

"[Symons], along with 12 other people failed to make routine plays," Tech coach Mike Leach said. "Apparently he wasn't coached well enough to do that, at least not this week."

Leach is being just a little harsh given that they were, in fairness, playing a team which hadn't given up a touchdown in four games. No, they weren't making "routine plays"... but it was more a consequence of playing the best defense in the country than something horribly wrong with Tech. They nearly doubled the normal number of points OU generally allows.

I really think it's in bad taste for a coach to publically call out his players like that, especially when a lot of the calls were made by the coach. Throwing on 4th and 9 (which led to an interception and a 97 yard return) can generally be considered sort of a questionable call. If anyone is to blame for a lot of what happened, it's the Tech coach, who seemed, given what he was doing, to have forgotten how zone defenses work.

The only other thing I found amusing was that, when USC beats UCLA 47-22, it's called "doing everything but dropping them out of the Goodyear blimp." When OU beats Tech 56-25, it's called "Saturday."

cranked out at 11:30 AM | |

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