Pat Hill stated that this Bulldog team would finish the season 4-0 and why shouldn't they? This Bulldog team is not nearly as bad as the 3-7 record they currently hold. A few breaks here and there and this team is currently 6-4 playing for eight wins and a bowl birth. Next up is La. Tech, a team with more problems than Fresno State has right now. Yes, I realize that is hard to believe but La. Tech has done very little right this season. Fresno State wll not be traveling down to Ruston this week to play in front of a large television crowd. Instead the Dogs will head into Ruston and likely play in front of maybe 10,000 fans. In other words there really won't be much of a homefield advantage for the Bulldogs of La. Tech. Fresno has lost to La. Tech two years in a row, both of them being back breaking losses. The first loss ended a 3-0 start with wins over both Washington and Kansas State. The second loss ended any chances of the Dogs tying for the WAC title last season with Boise. In other words the Dogs have many reasons to get up for this game against Tech. Whether we win or lose will come down to game execution. If Tom Brandstater cannot break out of his funk this game may be far closer than we all would like it to be.
With all week to talk about the upcoming games against La. Tech and San Jose State I would like to focus on another topic. I am wondering what you as fans thought about Senior day with the Bulldogs. I realize we won the game 34-0 but Matt James today pointed out many of the mistakes Pat Hill may have made during the course of that game. I did not realize that we didn't mention Kyle Young on senior day, nor did I realize Roshon Vercher was not starting. I don't want to sit here and down the team because we played a very good football game against Idaho. I feel like part of the reason that Idaho played so badly is because of the great defense the Bulldogs brought to the table in this game. However, I am wondering what you as fans think of Pat Hill and the job he is doing right now? Take into consideration what happened Saturday with Christensen and such and maybe we can all discuss what we think of this team right now. I feel terrible for Christensen because he should have been in the game to start the fourth quarter. I realize Hill is stubborn in his ways but everyone in the stadium and on the sidelines wanted Christensen in there trying to throw ball for the final time in his career at state. Maybe I am the only one who feels like Hill completely missed the boat here. Let me know what you think about how Hill handled this situation.
Note - I will be blogging about Fresno State for the remainder of the football season. Once the Bulldogs football season is over I am going to change focus and switch to the basketball team. I will still write about Fresno State football whenever we have news to share with all of the fans (MDG and I) but I think this Bulldogs basketball team is one we should all pay attention to and support. Just because the Bulldogs football team had a down year doesn't mean we as fans should forget how good the other teams at this university will be. I hope we have plenty of basketball fans, it would be nice to see you out at the games now that the Dogs football season at home is over with.