Anyone who thinks Lovie isn't here for at least one more year is fooling themselves. I'm not saying I don't want to fire him, but Josh isn't looking at this dumpster fire as short term rebuild and the payoff is way too much.
It is, but whatever I say should be taken with a grain of salt. I was upset when they fired Zook. I thought his energy worked well here. 2 straight bowl wins, I know he faded at the end, but at least we were in a bowl and not the toilet bowl.
Assuming Lovie continues to fail, you don't can Whitman over that alone. He's done a lot for the other programs. We'll see how Basketball looks in year 2 over the next few months as well. I think he gets 2 coaches in each revenue sport if need be.
I was so encouraged by the Smith hire. I gave too much weight to the "pro coach" supposed cachet. It just is not working and it has to end.
I would say we must avoid the Lou Tepper Syndrome of waiting too long to cut bait so as to avoid a rock bottom level re recruiting, but how far above rock bottom is this program?