You touched on one of Bubba’s clear strengths - character of team.
I think we can chalk up half of Ketts fumble and the dropped passes to coaching.
Zero percent of the “find a way” or “refuse to lose” mentality. Boltmann goes out and we go away from the fun-having spread-the-ball offense, 4 carries for 19 yards from Skokna - but 47 pass attempts in what really was a 1 score game for much of the duration? 47 pass attempts, over 50-60% of passes within 5 yards of line of scrimmage?
Bubba has elevated the program - yes. And he’s a good guy, but even when our team is deeper, faster, stronger, smarter - we will still be left with the lack of killer instinct.