I really hope I'm interpreting this wrong, but I noticed this quote in one of last week's everpresent hot seat articles:
"We're one game behind schedule." I assume the game in question was Rutgers, and that Miami was another "scheduled" loss. I'd don't even want to know what the team is "scheduled" to do for the season. I'll assume Notre Dame and Georgia Tech aren't "scheduled" wins, but how about Virginia? N.C. State? Wake Forest? Just how low is the bar, here?
I can see myself being confident in a 2-3 Tar Heel team at this point in the season. Sure Virginia Tech is having a down year, and Miami looks outright mediocre at this point, but a team playing close-fought games where the breaks just go the other way - I could be hopeful about that team.
This isn't that team. This team's hasn't had a lead against a D1-A squad since they were up on Virginia Tech 3-0, which coincidentally enough is the only such lead they've had all season. They've been outscored 135-40 in four games. They gave up more points to Furman than anyone else on the Paladins D1-AA slate. They're more than "one game behind schedule." They haven't shown up for the season yet.
By all means, take the high road. But I hope it leads to the end zone, because it's turning into a damn long year otherwise.