The point is, mid-season change can be done without throwing the season away as was suggested would happen if a certain DC was fired.
Sometimes you just don't have the roster pieces to be elite. I understand that and I'm sure most do as well. That said, it takes poor coaching to be dead last out of 133 in any given category. After a 4 game losing streak where the defense allowed 35 or more and you got knocked out of bowl contention, a change would have been acceptable. I think it would have been acceptable after Memphis dropped 42 and drove down the field with 30 seconds to win the game. Instead, we made no changes and watched UAB drop 42 on us in embarrassing fashion as the tackling looked equally as bad in game 12 as it did game 1.
As a fan, I just hope the portal giveth some studs so we don't waste the final year of Rogers college career.
I absolutely agree. I think NCAA is in need of changes. I can’t see us continuing down this path the way things are going. I do think the American is going to be wide up next year. Will be interesting which team has most success this off season reloading.
JD- Believe it or not we agree on more than we don't. I just been state facts and feel without a strong NIL or winning culture, it is tough to make big jumps quickly. If we had stayed in CUSA, we would have defiantly made a bowl this year. Heck, just winning ONE of our close losses puts us in a bowl and I doubt this drastic transformation would have happened. I might be wrong. Power 5 football is a business inside the facilities and the kids know it. Now G5 is trying to play the same game with fewer bullets in the gun unless you have deep pockets. The old saying- football is a game of inches. Just think one Memphis play might have just changed the whole course of action at UNT.
I’m sure this was meant to be a facetious comment.. but outside of Maclin, Ayo, Wilson, Miner and Febechi I don’t see staff losing any sleep over any one else that has hit portal so far. And 3 of the 5 I listed were walk ons and 1 of the others only offer out of portal was UNT. Sucks losing them. But it’s happening to everyone. There is over 1000 guys in portal right now. Almost 10 per team