No one feels worse than Ketteringham after a game like this. Has anyone here played in a game with conditions like Saturday?(especially QB) It's pretty miserable. On top of a wet field and ball, 25 mph winds, we put our QB coming off a buckling/injured knee into action. I could tell Kett wasn't as mobile and was scared to move too much. A recipe for disaster. On top of that, Wanzak lost his confidence throughout the game with each accumulating drop, and Toivenen and Maag had drops, too. All that said, as I pointed out in the photo of Maag wide open on a Kett pick.....Kett played like crap. I would also try Schuster this week and if he plays well and we win, consider him the starter. If it doesn't go well.....kind of have to play it week to week based on Kett's health but could still keep Schuster's redshirt. Another option, give Kett a few series and if he comes out firing, let it ride. (kind of a one last chance) I hope his knee is good enough to not hinder his confidence and/or performance if Kett is the starter.
Other main items not helping - D Line. Many have pointed out the obvious over and over again, but we are too small, got handled vrs Eastern and NDSU. I would have been OK with a Junk Yard JUCO that we could barely keep eligible. Also, could have moved an O-line over. But we did nothing.
Running Backs - Probably the least amount of pure RB talent that I ever recall going back 25 years. I've never seen a softer 245 lbs in my life. Mckinney is not a true RB, and Gee isn't at a level for us to be a top 25 team to put it as nice as I can. I don't know if paper mache Gordon is ever going to play and where's Teddy. Teddy is probably the least talented but he puts his nose down and gets yards. No freshman sightings either. Pretty sad group.