No review of the BC game. Why? Because it was exactly what I fucking expected. We struggled mightily to put away one of the absolute worst teams in 1A football. We are as bad as everyone says we are. We might be worse.
But up until this past Saturday we were still in contention to play for an ACC championship, because we are in what might be the worst division of any conference in the nation. The ACC Coastal is a cesspool this season. Whoever winds up representing the Coastal in the ACCCG will finish the regular season with no better than a 7-5 record, and if Miami self-imposes a postseason ban you can take it to the bank that a 6-6 Georgia Tech team will be our division's standard bearer, because the Bees stand a snowball's chance in hell of beating UGA this week.
Meanwhile, we have to beat the Hoos just to keep our bowl streak alive. This, in an era where you find bowl invitations in the bottom of your Cracker Jack.
I have lost all faith, friends. Every last shred of hope and faith that any current member of our coaching staff can right this ship. Because although Bud has been our rudder for the last decade, the nature of the game has shifted. You can't win on defense anymore. Not in the era of the spread. You can beat spread teams who field inferior talent, but when you line up against guys as good as yours, the spread offense is going to get its points. And that means your offense has to get theirs, too.
I'm not saying you have to install a spread. Case in point, look at what Stanford just did to Oregon using old fashioned punch you in the neck football. But you have to field a well-rounded, complete team where the no one facet of the game is the foundation. The entire game must be the foundation. Every unit has an essential responsibility to fulfill, and the successes of one unit cannot compensate for the failures of another. And Frank has never known how to build a football team like that.
The current offensive staff must be shredded. They cannot field the type of offense that 21st century champions must have. I've maintained throughout my tenure on this blog that Bryan Stinespring has a place on this offense, just not as OC. I was wrong. He has to be fired. Because he'll always be angling to get back into the booth, to have his hands of the game plan. All ties must be severed. We must start fresh, or we will become an afterthought, the Dan Marino of college football, that team that was almost great.
FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.