Ausmus is building a stronger team nvargas Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,715 Likes Received: 1,351 Sep 16, 2019 #1 Yeah...what happened to all that offseason talk? Once again, hype with nothing to show for it. Dedich was getting tossed around by Tonga, was sad to see. Somehow, Whittingham at Utah figured out a way to neutralize that to the tune of 30-12. Our LB's continue to be innefective and unable to take it to the offense. Our Safeties aren't what we need them to be, Pola Mao in particular is weak (can't bring down a ball carrier), and Hufunga seemed more dynamic last season. Our DL's are running around on skates, falling down, gassed No pass-rush could be found. Is strength a factor? Grifiths isn't going to flip the field every punt, or pin the offense down on the 5 yd line with his wizard-like spin. His weird rotational punts aren't going to induce fumbles. Ausmus didn't transform the team into much more than last year. Perhaps some players bought-in and made gains, but I don't see any noticeable improvements from last season as it relates to performance. I applaud Ausmus if he's giving it his all and doing his best; offseason hype is fatiguing. We are our record and Stanford sucked. Last edited: Sep 16, 2019 Kaptain Karl, ConquerorSC and AZTrojan38 like this.