So, that sucked. But here we are for News and Notes so I guess we have to relive the horror from last night.
Miami loses to Virginia 16-13
Terrible. Atrocious. Unacceptable. No matter the adjective you want to use, that applies to this game. Our coverage package from this pathetic showing is as follows:
- Game Recap by Marshall Thomas
- 3 stars by Matt Washington
- Good, Bad, and Ugly by Cam Underwood
- N’Kosi Perry got benched, as Dylan Sherry recounts
- Mark Richt failed his team with bad choices and worse play calling, says Gaby Urrutia
Let me be clear: this is BY FAR the worst loss of the Mark Richt era, and analogous to any terrible Al Golden loss. This is a failing of the entire program, and sits squarely on Mark Richt’s shoulders and is UNACCEPTABLE.
My rage knows no bounds.
Other recaps and commentary
Other writers had things to say following this travesty of a game. Here are some of them:
- Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald details Miami’s offensive failings under Richt, and more
- Video, quotes, and reaction from Christy Chirinos of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- Manny Navarro of The Athletic asked Mark Richt about playcalling. Here is Richt’s response:
Asked Mark Richt about playcalling and if it needs to be reevaluated after the way the offense has sputtered. His complete answer: "We call plays that we practiced all week. I know that. We call plays that we had faith in...— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) October 14, 2018
"We called plays that we thought would give us the best chance in all situations. We called plays where we took shots. We called plays where we were going to just run the ball. We had inside zone, outside zone, counter, a lot of different things & things we thought would succeed.— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) October 14, 2018
"And they didn’t. Why they didn’t succeed? Umm, we’ll see. Most of the time, you look at the tape it’s a matter of somebody or a couple guys not getting their job done, normally. Are there some plays we could call that would give us a better chance? I’m certain of that.— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) October 14, 2018
"But we called plays that we worked hard on and believed in and that have had success over the last 30 years. So, I felt pretty good about it going in.”— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) October 14, 2018
Here are the post-game interviews from this debacle of a game
Head Coach Mark Richt
QB Malik Rosier (Perry got benched, remember?)
S Jaquan Johnson
LB Shaq Quarterman
WR Lawrence Cager
That’s all I’ve got. We’ll have more commentary and analysis from this catastrophe through the day and the week.
And oh yeah, it’s a bye week so we have NOTHING to think about but this fiasco.