You can't pin this on Stiney.. This is all Frank. His recruiting tactics and "seal" on the offense have made this team what it is. Too afraid to recruit against the big boys... and now the big boys are coming in to VA and taking some of the top talent out of state.
Well it can really be both. Stiney needs to own his decade of futility at OC here. Frank needs to own allowing it to happen for so long and the position it put the program in as a result.
Bud needs to own yesterdays crap egg of a performance.
All three had an impact on yesterday's result, but I would hope the scope of each, the long term impact, and the effort needed to fix the mistakes for each person should be evident to anyone employing basic logic.
Not how I expected this post to go.
I thought you were going to thank him for the relatively ok offenses he produced vs what was generated this year.
Just goes to show a subject line can be misleading.
Your post would be like me back handing al groh or bush. But the jacket d actually did get better this year, roof is not using what Al's 3-4 talent left him. Using 3-4 talent in a 4-3 would be a great excuse. Do I really need to go into our current president's inability to take responsibility?
Frank Beamer was content on his ACC Championships and 10 win seasons, when many could see the writing on the wall that the offense was a complete mess. Very talented players (Tyrod Taylor, Eddie Royal, Ryan Williams, Darren Evans, Josh Morgan, etc.) and a great defense covered up for the incompetence for YEARS. We stopped getting as many of those great players, but the same coaching staff remained. The result? A season like last year and Beamer FINALLY made the necessary changes. However, we're still stuck with a lack of talent on offense. I like the class that we have coming and I like the new coaches, but it is going to take some time.
I know some have said that the program benefited from Vick in recruiting, and I really believe in that theory. Kids grew up watching Vick in a Hokie uniform and it is where they wanted to go to school. The recruits over the last however many years never saw Vick in a Hokie uniform. The only thing they saw was an awful offense. Why would they want to come and be a part of that when teams like Clemson, FSU, Georgia, etc. are better on offense and more exciting to watch?
imo, there isn't any point in slinging tomatoes anymore. we know the cause and effect. it's indisputable. beamer took action. now we have to grow/recover. it's going to be rough and time consuming based on what we saw on Tuesday.
even with the issues we're dealing with, we can still win 8-9 games for the foreseeable future and win our division. afterall, that's the goal right? try to win the conference and you can't do that until the division is ours.
It's not that you are ignorant, it's just that you know so much that isn't so.