The Postseason Meal will have to sustain us all until the Bulls return to Columbus, Ohio in 2013. The goal of the postseason meal is to Hydrate, Nutritionate and Reflect on the season that was.
Goat of the Year: Jeff Quinn
Goat unfortunately does not stand for Greatest Of All Time. I have no desire to bash Quinn so I'll just state the evidence:
He was the #1 Goat after the Kent State game for predictability and overuse of Oliver.
He escaped blame in UConn, where his masterful trick play gave us a chance to win.
He came back as #2 Goat after Ohio for 3rd down mismanagement:
We were 1 for 9 on 3rd down when we tried to spread it out and toss it around like we're the '09 Cincinnati Bearcats, PROTIP: WE ARE NOT THE 2009 CINCINNATI BEARCATS!
Quinn retained #2 Goat Status after the Decapitation in DeKalb: No real gameplan to stop Lynch, pulling Zordich for Licata...which I contend is pointless, both QB's need game reps, pick a QB and give him all the reps possible.
Quinn struggled with timeout management and sticking with the run game.
Quinn finished the season back on the "top" spot, the #1 goat for player mismanagement, play-call mismanagement and an inability to weaponize a front 7 that was supposed to be our 2nd best asset behind our run game.
As with all things, the coach gets too much credit for wins and too much blame for losses, as we continue to finish under .500, expect the Coach to show up on the 2013 "Three Goats" list.
Better luck next year Coach.