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Mid Season Aztec Evaluation

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by OsirisMonster, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. OsirisMonster

    OsirisMonster Walk On

    Jul 9, 2010
    At 5-2 (2-0) the San Diego State Aztecs sit tied atop the Mountain West conference with the potent 7-0 (3-0) #6 TCU team. Those two teams are set to meet in the final week of the NCAA season in what could determine the Mountain West champion. Since taking over at San Diego State Coach Osiris Monster has righted a ship plunging into the depth below. Starting with a 1-2 squad and embarrassing losses to Utah State and Oregon State, Osiris Monster’s string of four wins includes a road victory over Boise State and rival San Jose State. It has never been a better time to be a San Diego State Aztec fan.

    Prior to taking over the team, San Diego State averaged just 36 points per game. Under Coach Osiris Monster, the team has managed 45.5 points per game. Those extra 9.5 points per game are why Coach OM is sitting on a 4-0 record. All aspects of the offense have seen drastic improvement.

    The offense over the past four games has averaged scoring 6 TDs per game, 345 yards passing, and 115 yards rushing while recording an average of 3.75 sacks per game and 2.25 interceptions. While their pass defense clearing needs some work allowing 225 yards and 3 TDs through the air per game their run defense hasn’t yet allowed a rushing TD in the past four games or any team to gain 100 yards on the ground.

    Senior QB Jake Bernards has improved his passing yards from 216 to 332 per game, an increase of 116 yards per game. His TD rate increased from 1.7 to 3.25 per game while his completion percentage jumped 6%. This improvement has come with a higher focus on the passing game as Bernards is now being asked to take a more prominent role in the offense passing the ball on average 7.5 more times per game.

    In relief of HB Hillman, Adam Muema has performed wonderfully. Muema is averaging 103 yards per game and scored in each of the four games since Hillman went down with what has quickly turned into a 6+ week injury.

    Senior WRs Osmond Nicholas and Dillan Denso has also seen improved performance under Coach OM. Osmond averaged just 3.3 receptions, 61.3 yards, and .3 TDs on average during the first three games of the season. Since then he has hauled in 4.25 catches, 111.5 yards, and 1.25 TDs per game. Denso had caught only 5 receptions for 92 yards during the first three games combined while failing to score. Since then he has hauled in 18 catches for 224 yards and 4 TDs.

    Defensively, Junior DT Dontrell Onuoha has exploded into the face of opposing QBs registering 5 sacks in the past four games after recording just 1 in the first three games. The entire defensive line has shown incredible improvement. Junior DE Sam Meredith recorded 4 sacks in the past four games after failing to bring down the QB in the first three games. And Junior DE Jordan Thomas reached the QB 3 times in the last four games after recording just 1 sack in the first three. In the secondary Senior CB Colin Lockett has stolen 3 interceptions since coach OM came on the scene after failing to intercept a pass in the first three games.

    Still there are areas of concern for the new coach to focus on. For one the offensive line has allowed an average of 4.25 sacks per game over the last four games and the Aztecs have given up multiple TDs to opposing special teams and defenses. Still the future looks bright for the Aztecs of San Diego State going into their final stretch of conference play.
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  2. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

    Feb 24, 2009
    Good stuff man...
  3. MexiRican35

    MexiRican35 ¿Te quieres naranjas?

    Aug 14, 2010
    Ill be pulling for you in that TCU game. I need as many undefeated teams as possible to fall.

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