SPORTS BLOG: SMU Football Prepares For Rice Rivalry

September 29, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Kellis Cunningham

On Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., at the 1st and 10 restaurant, coaches from the SMU Mustangs Football staff will talk about the the status of the team so far into the season, leading into this weekends rivalry game with Rice.

Last weekend the SMU Mustangs lost to the TCU Horned Frogs at home 41-24. The running game remained strong with sophmore running back Zach Line having a career best picking up 139 yards and one 29-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

From the outside looking in, it seems like youth is playing a role in some of the miscues taking place on all faces of the game. This past weekend against TCU, special teams and offense issues with miscommunication. From blown routes mixed with not sure passes, it appeared that this was a team that had the talent to win.

Where the team is lacking, I do not know. But what I can tell you is that tomorrow at the discussion, which might involve Head Coach June Jones and Wide Receivers Coach Jeff Reinbold, we should have a better idea of the progression taking place through film and practices.