I am not saying this thread is original. Never did, as I am on this board much less than I used to be. Also, not saying or 2007 offense was not good.
I mentioned players from that year to show that we have had a continuous pipeline of offensive talent since that time. Our offense was quite good then.
Here's how I recall recent seasons, with the painful regression.
2008, ptitful, blame it on Perriloux leaving. 2009, I do not specifically recall
2010 bottom of the barrel statisitically, enter Kragthorpe and J. Lee as the QB in charge.
2011 great record, great momentum with J Lee, then we run out of gas when it mattered. Statistically, I recall an underwhelming finish again.
2012--Mett, it's gonna be top notch now. And we can't complete routine passes or get 3rd downs. I love my Tigers, but this year, injuries and all, was statistically also not very good.
My simple question remains, why does this persist?
I will no longer perceive a good spring performance or new hire as a predictor of offensive prowess for the upcoming season. At some point it needs to bee evident on the field in season play. I don't recall such an offense since 2007. Meanwhile other big programs are walking highlight reels.
With Rettig and Johnson now on board, we continue to have the talent. The other ingredients remain to be seen.
This post was edited on 1/17 at 7:36 pm