I keep coming back to the calendar vs the season. Like it's already mid-November. This is when coaching moves typically start because in normal years this is the last couple weeks of the season. If a change is in fact coming, can/should you wait til mid December? That just seems like a bad idea with recruiting and signing day, but 2020 is anything but normal.Do I think it'll happen no, but my feeling that Whitman has had enough has gone up drastically since last week.
I like to preface my thoughts by saying that idk much about football other than some real basic stuff so somebody correct me if I’m way off base here.I can rationalize how bad the offense has been. Played most of the season so far with the 4th string qb. A lot of teams are going to look rough when that happens.
What I can’t get over is how bad the defense - particularly the pass defense - has been. Teams are completing 79% of their passes against the Illini, worst in the country. It looks like the opponent is running a non-contact walkthrough of their playbook during passing plays. It’s just unacceptable.
My guess is that we keep it close but still lose. Can’t fire Lovie with 5 games left since there’s no one to run the defense. Look at the defensive staff, there’s no one on that staff that I look at and think is capable of being interim DC for 4 weeks.If we get blown out Lovie needs to be gone next week....time to blow this thing up and start over