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Published October 21, 2009, 11:31 AM

Further Review

(WDAY Sports) - Tonight on Further Review, a quarterback change at NDSU and meatloaf at mom's house.

By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY

(WDAY Sports) - Tonight on Further Review, a quarterback change at NDSU and meatloaf at mom's house.

The only downside to commentary is that once in a while you have to take issue with people you like and respect. Kind of like telling your mom after all those years that you never could stand that meatloaf recipe she loved to whip up.

Well Craig Bohl decided to take some meatloaf off the table this week by benching Nick Mertens. Nick is a great kid, who cares more and tries harder than anyone realizes, but he just didn't have it. 3 weeks ago on my blog page I wrote a lengthy editorial saying that it was time for a change and if Bohl did it now there might be a chance to knock off Illionois State, Northern Iowa, or South Dakota State.

3 weeks later you've got 3 more helpings of meatloaf. It was not all Mertens fault, receivers dropping balls, questionable officiating that took big plays off the board and ultraconservative play calling all played a part and while I have great respect for Craig Bohl's coaching skills, I can't figure out why it took him this long to see it and if the coaches don't keep opponents more honest with the passing game play calls, the new guy will struggle too and we don't need that. We've already had enough meatloaf.

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