- Aug 28, 2011
You basically said what I was seeing.. (gulp, dare I say it) as if the coach lost the team. It was bad, especially (and surprisingly) the 2nd USF series in the 2nd half.. The meltdown on D was just awful... zero pride on D in stopping the run.. zero... It was a dumpster fire. I could stomach the butt whippins we got from UCF and Indiana moreso this past weekend at home...Not much to say. That was a horrific, horrific performance, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Reminiscent of last year. We didn't seem to care a lot, or if we did we aren't smart enough to put ourselves in a position to try to make plays. And, while I am one of the last people here to blame coaches for players not getting it done, the offensive play calling may have been as bad as I ever remember it being since moving to the Rent.
The team played like they were dead men walking. Which would be easier to take if, from a football perspective, I thought that attitude was irrational. But none of the play on the field, the coaching, the lack of support from students or other fans and the lack of announcements about future scheduling make me optimistic that my initial judgment on the effects the move to the Big East would have on the football program will prove to be incorrect.
Not much more to say.