The Buffs missed 37 tackles in their brutal 59-7 loss to the University of Washington last Saturday. 37. That’s 9 per quarter. That’s horrible.
Coach Mike MacIntyre tried to take the blame by choosing to practice only once in full pads last week instead of the regular two full contact practices: “I didn’t have them prepared enough I guess to be physical enough to tackle…We don’t have a chance if we do that in a game.” MacIntyre said after the loss. His also called it the worst game of the year for his young Buffs.
Looking forward, there is still some opportunity to improve. Cal comes in this week with one win on the season and believe it or not, the Buffs are a three point favorite.