I've been giving Lovie as much of a chance as any, and I think you're right. That was probably the only way to go 5-7 and keep him. They really better fix the critical flaws and go bowling for Lovie to stay. None of this should take away from what Easterner Michigan did today. They earned that W. My only plus currently is the fight felt like it was there at the end, but where is the same fight to not make so many stupid penalties? We didn't leave much of our own foot left with how many times we shot ourselves.Winning five games is no longer a reason to keep Lovie. You only keep him if you go 3-0 in the non-con, then win 2 conference games and are competitive in the other losses.
THAT was the only way 5-7 was a possibility for retainment.
Now that Lovie lost, it is a bowl or fire in my eyes.
Good luck Lovie/team.