Well, Joe asked me to start a new thread, so I will gladly oblige 😎
At the end of the day, we all know the debacle at the end of last year. We all know that, if Fuente wasn't already destined to be fired with that press conference, he was damn well close to it and absolutely needed to knock it out of the park this season.
Today was about as far from knocking it out of the park as it gets. 12 plays inside the 5 yard line. 0 points. Game on the line first and goal, and the only play that was run into the end zone was a throw out of bounds. Offensively, we are a goddamn train wreck, and it's only getting worse with every year that passes.
West Virginia wasn't biting on the read option today. They knew what BB was going to do before he did it. They absolutely manhandled our offensive line from beginning to end. They out physicaled us and out schemed is. And even worse, our clock management was piss poor as well. This is a head coaching staff in their 6th year and they're still making mistakes that a rookie staff would make.
And again, we went into a hostile environment and looked completely and utterly unprepared for the atmosphere we would encounter. We looked flat out rattled and intimidated from the start. Once again, coaching staff in it's 6th year and they can't even properly get the team ready for a road game.
In an ideal world, Brad Cornelson would be fired tonight. He's absolutely awful at his job and has done more than enough to prove he's in over his head in this level of the sport. But the problem is, Fuente has hitched his wasgon ride or die with this man, so at the end of the day, the only way Cornelson gets canned, it's because Fuente was fired, first. Well, I've seen more than enough, if that's what needs to be done, I'm ready to make that move. Truth be told, I was ready to make that move last December, and it's not like there has been much done to change that opinion since. UNC win was good, but the pile of good is just too far outweighed by the pile of bad now. ODU, Wake, Duke, Kentucky, Virginia, Liberty, West Virginia. We've lost both rivalry trophies under Fuente. The bowl streak is no more. Every positive streak we hung our hat on when Beamer retired has been broken. And our recruiting is god awful, so it's incredibly likely we have worse years ahead of us than behind us.
We can't make the same mistake we made last winter. It's time to move on after this season.