Keeler says Blue Hens' inexperience showing

By Don Voltz 10:54pm, October 8, 2012
Tremendously disappointed...that's the way Delaware football coach K.C. Keeler describes the way he feels about the team's 26-3 loss to Maine last Saturday.

The Blue Hens were completely ineffective on offense against the Black Bears, allowing quarterback Trent Hurley to be sacked a school record 9 times.

Keeler says he ripped into the team after the game and again on Sunday, but after watching film of the game, decided the team had put out maximum effort, it just hadn't played smart, and as a result, a one-sided loss.

Keeler says he doesn't like to use injuries as an excuse, but he did so anyway, saying one quarter of his scholarship players are injured, including several would-be starters.

Keeler says the team needs to get healthy, and he hopes the week off will allow quarterback Trent Hurley to get back to 100 per cent...he has a mid-foot sprain.

He also hopes to have wide receiver Nihja White at 100 per cent as well.

Keeler says its not a lack of talent but a lack of experience.

He says Delaware is a shell of what they were, although the shell is still pretty good.

The Blue Hens are off this week before hosting Rhode Island on October 20th for Homecoming.

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