I don't know about setting the program back pre-Edsall. That's quite a stretch. We were still playing in the Yankee Conference, right up to Edsall's first year. If things continue, the way they are this season, by the time the SMU - UCONN game comes in December, we may see attendance figures similar to the Yankee Conference home games at memorial stadium. I've got my fingers crossed, that somehow Diaco manages to realize that he's f---king things up this season, with the way he's developed this plan to run this offense, and we settle on a starting lineup, and get them practicing from the fundamentals ground up. The ECU game? If we can manage to put thigns together, that has upset potential, because there is no way, that any player or coach, watching this year's film through 6 games of UCONN, is worried one bit about UCONN. That's about the only advantage we have - but it's a good one, if we can manage to actually keep the ball on offense, develop some consistency and rhythym, field the damn punts, and play defense - it's the kind of WTF win potential, that we need to get this for the program.
But we have a 40,000 seat facility, we've have practice facilities and football facilities,while hitting the decade mark already, are still top notch. We have a new conference, while not a big boy money conference, is certainly not the Yankee level, and we are on TV - all the time. That's big for recruiting, believe it or not.
We have no choice, but deal with Diaco and his learning curve - and hope that he can recruit like hell,and that sooner or later, his game time planning and then actual game time decision making start to make sense and it all adds up to winning football. It absolutely KILLS me, that the potential is there that over the past 2 weeks, they were dividing reps up in practice for the offense between Whitmer and Boyle, and then Boyle gets the hook after 3 plays. I have no direct knowledge if that actually happened, because there is no reporter out there smart enough in football to ask it, but the potential is there, that Boyle was supposed to play a lot more, and didn't - and all the practice time, that would have then been put toward that - was wasted. I don't know if that actually happened or not - but whatever....
I have to stop trying to figure out what's going on because it just makes me angry.