First of all, we do play a pretty open style right now. Most of the time I think I see them in a 4-4-3. But there is no real rhyme or reason to it. We, generally, just blast the ball forward and let our players run onto it. This works when you play against inferior competition. It’s the equivalent of throwing a Hail Mary every time. When you have receivers a foot taller than the cornerbacks, you are going to win more than you lose. we have talented soccer players. But he doesn’t take advantage of it by teaching them tactical soccer.
The excuse that we are playing top teams is tired. We have the same draw when we get to the tournament in men’s basketball and I don’t recall that being an overarching excuse for being generally non competitive.
As to your last paragraph, and I used to be on your side of it but am no longer, the fact that he’s successful is irrelevant. He has raised his own bar for the program. And he’s been stalled for about 15 years.