"It's not different than a lot of scrimmages since I've been here," offensive coordinator Paul Petrino explained. "It kind of goes back and forth. I don't think a lot of people watched ones' film. If you watched it, there would be different headlines in the paper, to be honest."
Even if the media got overzealous, this offense preaches perfection, something it definitely didn't achieve in the scrimmage.
"I'm a fifth year guy. I've seen it all," said senior quarterback Tyler Wilson. "I go back and watch film and there's little things. That's what gets me."
"I did think the defense stepped up and did good," added junior running back Knile Davis, who didn't participate in the scrimmage. "That's how it's supposed to be. The defense needs to win sometimes. That means you have balance."
"Overall, the ones was okay," declared Petrino. "The twos were bad. There were some good things about the threes but we're going to get a lot better this week."
Despite being unhappy with the second string in Saturday's scrimmage, Petrino says a pair of backup receivers have really caught his eye. True freshmen Mekale McKay and Keon Hatcher are literally fighting for a spot in the huddle.
"That's why those two are going to be great players at this school," Petrino said. "Obviously they have talent, but boy they just want to be in there. They want to get reps. They want to learn. That's a good thing."
That's something the coaches and the media can all agree on.