The house - big. The opponent - strong. The result - less than favorable. My confidence - unwaveringly strong.
|Courtesy of the Denver Post|
The Rams entered this game as heavy, heavy underdogs. An initial 27.5 point line grew to 30.5 before kickoff. This CSU team travelled to the Big House to face a Michigan team fresh off an appearance in the College Football Playoffs (losing to eventual champion Georgia) with the following credentials:
- New head coach,
- New coaching staff,
- New support staff,
- The youngest quarterback room in the nation,
- An offensive line that had never played together, AND
- 60+ new players on the roster, BUT
- No Steve Addazio!
Why I'm Still Optimistic
Clay Millen/Tory Horton
The Running Backs
The Defensive Effort
The Old Guard
- Middle Tennessee State is bad
- Steve Addazio was an even worse coach that we thought
Jay Norvell spoke Monday about expectation of his teams to bounce back after losses and how they did that at Nevada.— Kevin Lytle (@Kevin_Lytle) September 7, 2022
To wit: Last four years, Nevada was 12-4 following losses (contained within a season) and never lost more than two in a row in that time.
That is a coaching statistic. Belief in your team and the commitment to improve week after week starts at the top and Jay Norvell brings that kind of juice to the party. I'm liking what I'm seeing with this team.