I share your frustration !!! I truly have empathy for your heart felt frustration.
Some of my questions are as follows:
Why does the defense wait until a receiver catch a ball and gain 20 yards or more and than tackle him.
Why doesn't he first try desperately, and with passion, try to intercept it, or if not possible, block it from being caught, or if that fails, put total effort into taking the ball away from him, or at least knock it down, out of the receivers arms for an incompletion. Play after play, game after game, I watch our defense wait for the receiver to catch the ball and than tackle him on the spot.
Why can't our Wide Receivers dive for balls, or jump for balls, or run faster or slow down for balls instead of waiting for the announcer to report that the ball was out of reach? Some of this talent of yesteryears was great athletes playing the game, while much was what was taught to them.
I remember a wide receiver at BYU, I believe his name was Ben Cahoon, when the announcers went wild on the mike, proclaiming that if a ball is thrown in any vicinity of where Ben Cahoon was, Ben would catch the ball. Now, we hear that the ball was too high, too low, too much to the right or the left, or too hard and incomplete.
I remember great tight ends that made big plays every game.
I have no complaints with Jaamal Williams, Harvey Unga, Luke Staley, but who is putting forth that effort today?
We need to stop expecting every play to go perfectly and not go for it if it is not perfect. We need total effort to go for the kill in each play and make a would be bad start into a great fantastic finish.
More film time showing the best in history players in BYU history, and give the challenge and expectation, that each member of the team be as good as or better than those on film.
I think that our coaches are good. I think that they need to teach more. I think that they must expect more. Perhaps at some point, we need to hire as consultants the likes of Nick Saben, Urban Myers, Pete Carroll, or even Peterson for inspiration to the coaches as to how they can do better.
We need to make changes where changes are needed. Like LaVel Edwards changed football with the passing game, we need to find a way to stop doing the things that no longer work for us and start doing those things that do.
I fear that if we don't turn things around soon, our stadium will be far to big for the attendance, the practice center will become a waste of money and many of our fans will turn to P5 team viewing or the NFL instead of watching us.