Just a few thoughts on the game, overall another complete performance on both sides of the ball.
Ludwig: I realize it may be in part the players and their stage in development but what an improvement over the last several years. Night and day change in scheme and execution. Honestly I was expecting the team to need a season under him for a full implementation of his scheme but the transition has been seamless. Outside of the first few games, which I get are mostly vanilla offense, his play calling and the teams execution has been impressive.
Huntley: He is a different man this year. Way more accurate, better rusher (when healthy) and has better touch on his passes. His pass to BT for the TD was extremely impressive. An absolute dime, right in stride and right on the hands. Very impressive all around. The kid is a baller and plays with a lot of heart. He has really matured, good for him.
O-Line: Granted haven’t faced USC like d-line in a while but they really seem to be coming together and playing well when it counts. Next week will be a huge test but so far I like what I see.
D: As a unit, wow. Not sure how much more to say. I agree with what others have said about Bernard. He has REALLY stepped up as a player and leader. But as a unit they are very impressive. Fun to watch an aggressive dominate D.
Kicking: Big drop off over the past few years. Punting has been so-so, no more big booming punts that pin the other team deep. FG - 50:50 at best. Hopefully the entire unit improves and quickly.
WR/TE: not much to add, Kuthie continues to impress (except for a drop), BT has had a breakout year. Overall slow improvement.
Whitt: Fir the first time in a long time seems to have an O to match the D. I realize that a lot of this comes down to having a lot of experienced players on both sides of the ball but still, nice to have a balance. Nice call on bring back Ludwig - HIRE LUDWIG