I feel like that's a pretty tough assessment. We are progressing every year. Highest national ranking we've ever had. Record might be a bit worse, but we played a DII school last year and only had 10 games. Don't get me wrong, I'm frustrated. But this team is hardly regressing.
As far as QB's go, until I see different I still think Peavey can play (he should have picked up a redshirt year this year) and Shoch has looked good in the limited time we've seen him. So I'm less worried on that front. Certainly, Payton is a great player, but I think the very nature of this kind of offense makes it way less dependent on needing a superstar QB to be successful anyway.
If we're being honest, we need to get better on the OL. And based on the offers I'm seeing get tweeted about on Twitter, that's exactly what we are trying to do.
We have definitely not regressed. Lots of National respect this year. And most would see this as a “good” loss seeing that we took the conference champ to 2 OT. But my point is we had our chances to win and didn’t get over the hump. Samford didn’t make the kind of mistakes Mercer did. And they won the game. So yeah, this is the best Mercer team in history. But they still won’t make the playoffs.
Agreed. We definitely had self inflicted wounds and opportunities to win. Without question.
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