[Bumped from Fanposts - mostly because I was thinking the same thing - Who is leading this team????? - Jon J]
We all saw it. We are all still asking this question. Obviously, it's really hard to stomach this loss, and I think my personal biggest concern going forward is that our players are going to lose motivation, because it seemed like their entire motivation for this season was built on beating Texas.
I am really afraid that the loss to Texas hurt their pride so much, that they could fall into a "What's the point?" mentality and 2010 will turn into 2007 fast. What this years team needs is a leader, a guy who we know will rally the troops both on the field and off the field. In 2007 the team really lacked a specific player who was a leader on and off the field, that combined with poor coaching led to a 5-7 season.
But last year the leader of the team was Ndamukong Suh. He was the best player on the field, and after a loss, his opinion was the first one you wanted to hear as a fan, and most likely as a player. Who's that guy this season? The guy who says, "We are better than this" and then backs it up on the field?
Niles Paul? Jared Crick? Prince Amukamera? Alex Henery? We know it isn't Taylor Martinez, he plays like a leader but doesn't have the personality needed to really rally the team. He won't even talk to the media and his teammates say he's the same way in the locker room. We know it can't be Zac Lee, he doesn't even get to play. It's not Roy Helu Jr. We have plenty of guys who are talented and could step up to be the team leader, but it seems like no one is. Someone better step up soon because with the next two games coming against top 15 teams, this team needs a leader now more than ever.
With that being said, what is your biggest concern after the loss to Texas going forward?