Bobby Johnson Had Better Scream at These Guys

David RutzCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22:  Head coach Bobby Johnson of the Vanderbilt Commodores looks on during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It's about to be halftime in the Vanderbilt-Army game. You won't believe this, but the Commodore offense has once again been abhorrent.

Vanderbilt is being out-muscled, out-smarted and just out-played by an inferior Black Knight team at West Point and trails 3-0.

The Commodores said they would be more disciplined. They've committed seven penalties for 54 yards, including one that killed an 81-yard touchdown run.

The Commodores said they'd do a better job of moving the ball. They've got four first downs, 101 total yards and zero points.

Larry Smith's thrown his fifth pick of the year, and Army, a triple option team, has more yards through the air.

Can you say broken record? The opponent keeps changing, the total lack of evolution in playcalling and execution doesn't.

It is amazing that we are six games into the season and still seeing such total incompetence on that side of the ball.

Enough is enough.

Bobby Johnson: You need to scream at these guys. You need to go absolutely crazy in that locker room. You need to say, Are you kidding me?

Vanderbilt is a Southeastern Conference school that's getting pushed around the field by Army. That's more than embarrassing.

No more molly-coddling and hoping they'll snap out of it themselves.

There had better be a different team on the field in the second half, or the Commodores are going to be flying home stuck on two wins and might have to be content with that for the rest of the season.

If Johnson's content with that, then say 'job well done' at halftime. Otherwise, if his team wants to save this season from drowning, I recommend Bobby yell until he's hoarse. That might be all that will snap them out of this total funk.

It sure won't be the status quo.