Just listened to the podcast. Great as always, thanks to you guys for making it. But I'm gonna use this post to talk back to the show a little especially since the pod got me back in my feelings about the loss.
The offense essentially being outlawed set this program back and that was totally out of bo's control. Deciding to do the redshirt game is great, if we still win games. But we're not and it was a decision he made. I think it's fair to criticize that when it results in possibly the worst loss in program history.
I mentioned last week I hoped to see klenakis try and change up a little bit to simulate a run game since we aren't getting it done up front. During the game, I kinda liked that he didn't and wants to just rep an Identity to establish it for the future. But then we lost and I like that attitude alot less now. Especially considering, we're going to be outmatched up front next year too even if we are healthier. We need to find ways to stay on schedule despite that.
Trey mentioned something along the lines of "the bo I know makes whatever decision that helps win today." If Bo's actions and what he empowers the OC to do is antithetical to through a year of losing, can you hit the switch and turn it back on next year? If he's going to message that winning matters, and his actions don't reflect that, it's got to be really difficult for players to stay bought in.
Has bo spoiled me as a fan? Absolutely. The statue one of y'all mentioned feels like a bit much so far, but when we start a ring of honor or whatever he's in it day 1 even if he loses out and goes winless next year. He built this program and deserves all of the flowers for it. But when he's losing games, it's fair to criticize him. And if he wins 4 or 5 games next year, I'll be right be defending him. But this foundation feels shaky after losing to tenn tech.
Also, thank you Kai! I feel like I'm yelling at clouds since the COVID spring season wanting touches for Preston Daniels. Every time he touches the ball, we stay on schedule. It was great to hear Kai harp on that for a second.