Rocky Long, the head football coach of the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztecs, expressed his dissatisfaction over his team’s playing performance during the second half.
The Aztecs (7-5, 4-4) recently won against the Boise State University’s Broncos and the Arizona State University’s Sun Devils, cementing a six-game victory.
With their defeat against the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Rainbow Warriors and the Rebels team of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas respectively, the SDSU team has dropped four of their last five matches.
Speaking to the press, Long cited that his team needs to do more. The seasoned coach of the SDSU college football team said that their program is “not good enough” anymore.
He pointed out that the Aztecs must be falling short in some aspects as to how they play their game.
Long affirmed that the sports strategy of the college football team will undergo a thorough evaluation.
Long’s coaching style is marked by a ball-control offense and an extraordinary 3-3-5 defense.
Over the past two years, his offense philosophy has made history in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
It has yielded two distinct 2,000-yard running backs: Seattle Seahawks’ Rashaad Penny and Philadelphia Eagles’ Donnel Pumphrey, Jr.
In October, Long marked a milestone in his coaching career. The Aztecs’ match against the San Jose State University’s Spartans was recorded as his 100th football game.
On December 19, Long and the Ohio University Bobcats’ coach, Frank Solich, will face off at the 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl which will be held at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Playing for the first time at the Frisco Bowl, this event marks the 13th bowl appearance of the Aztecs in Division I game.
Representing the Mid-American Conference colleges, the Bobcats are currently 8-4 on the season.
Meanwhile, the San Diego team is 7-5 and is representing the Mountain West Conference colleges.
Coach Long’s team is also 13-01-1 against Mid-American Conference schools. This season, it comprises a 23-30 overtime victory for the Aztecs, playing against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Sean Johnson, the executive director of the DXL Frisco Bowl, expressed his excitement in announcing the participation of the two premier college football teams in the bowl game.
He acknowledged the illustrious reputations of Long and Solich for having been instrumental in the victories of the Aztecs and the Bobcats.