So, I happily missed most of the game. Happened to walk in at 28-0 and suffered through the final ~8 minutes. Zero interest in ever seeing the first 52 minutes. Ever. Ever.
Mentioned this before, but this season bears a lot of similarities to the 2014 and 2015 seasons. This team doesn't look prepared. They don't look like they really believe in what the coaches are giving them. The coaching staff on all sides doesn't seem to make any adjustments, it's "here's our plan and we're sticking to it!" The Rahne experiment has been an abject failure. Franklin took the "plug and play" strategy with this offense and is paying for it. People over systems, always. Rahne may have Moorhead's playbook, but neither he nor Franklin seem to have a clue how to execute it. With very few exceptions, both units and players have regressed year over year. Perhaps it's simply a regression to the mean; where a James Franklin team should actually be.
Ultimately, recruiting can only get this team so far. It can only mask coaching issues for so long. And recruiting can and will eventually fall off its peak if this team continues to struggle.
Unfortunately, I don't really feel any better about this program's future under James Franklin than I did when a few graduate assistants from Georgia embarrassed Penn State in the Huggies and Pampers Bowl a few years ago.