The last thing we need is another contentious thread pitting fan against fan, so let me try to spit some sense. Try. The single least surprising event of the season, by far, is that Wisconsin ran it down our throats and got pressure on our QB. The end result wasn't exactly determined by those two factors ahead of time, but it's the same refrain for going on a decade. We still have poor interior line play at least in pass protection. It's been true all year. We still have no interior linebacker hammer. Our tackling is to latch on and ride. That works against small teams but not big, physical teams. It's been true all year. I believe Campbell will be the guy, but can you think of a more uphill situation for a true frosh? He didn't even get all of the preseason with an injury. We look small compared with them every year, and by technique we probably overcome that a lot. But, not when in a phone booth like with 3 minutes left. They have one of the poorest QBs we've played, and the lineplay and power backs they have made it moot. This is not new. I'm not sure why people are so all-the-sudden upset. We're still 6-3 and ranked in the top 25 (somehow). If we get our heads out of our asses and punch Minnesota in the mouth, we SHOULD finish 9-3 with a chance for 10 wins. That's a good season no matter where you are outside of Tuscaloosa and Clemson. I'm certainly frustrated, too, but calling for people's heads at this time isn't very useful. I have many things to say about the play and coaching, but it simply isn't going to help. They need to refocus as the staff has proven capable in the past and hope we get it right again. A few "bonus thoughts": 1) Let the Brian Ferentz as future head coach issue drop. His offense's performance to date against good teams would make that decision an embarrassing scar on Kirk's legacy that no one at the AD could possibly stomach. Let it go till after the season. But, we can't hold his last name against him IF HE does deserve it someday. 2). A mere 5-6 weeks ago the board was thrilled (THRILLED!) with BF's offensive adjustments. We've simply run into teams with better lineplay. 3). The single most maddening post on this board is any attack on Stanley. I will be the first to say he hasn't been great, but have you seen games live?... watching the whole field? 3 possible results are happening when we pass: 1) no one is open. I mean no one. 2) AND/OR he has no time. None. Or, 3) he's making a solid effort/play. We've simply run into teams with better lineplay. Again, main point: try to find some balance. We're neither great nor awful. We're where we should be from 2 weeks ago as much as that sucks. We actually played really well in a few areas we hadn't before the Wisconsin game. We need a Herculean crowd effort and continued growth v. Minnesota.