Well, we got some good skills players from the portal (some of them really good), but no OL--not a single one. And OL is what we need the most. So unless, during and after Spring practice, Flood was thinking "wow, this sure is a bunch of great O-linemen I've inherited, and what great quality depth,"* I've got to wonder why we didn't seek some more OL in the portal. One explanation is that all the portal OL sucked, but I doubt that's the case. Another explanation is that there were some good portal OL, but none of them wanted to come here... (that may be it)
As a fan, I'm giving this staff some time. It's the first year. We'll see how we do over the next year or two. Nobody was calling for Tom's or Charlie's head after the first year. I think Flood can ultimately get the job done, over a few years. But the non-use of the portal thing for OL (a desperately needed position) is a real head scratcher.
*if Flood actually thought that, we've got bigger problems
Agree x 2
Last edited: Oct 18, 2021