Totally understand.Maybe. I was just offering up another reason why Collins may not have taken over the defense. We definitely stunk in the Pitt game but I think there was some rationalization because it was Kenny Picket and he will be the first QB picked in the draft. We followed the Pitt game with a win at Duke and the defense had decent games (relatively speaking) against VT and maybe Miami. Listen, we were a bad team last year (for the last three years). I don’t think the total train wreck happened until the last two to three games. It’s not like our offense was playing great either. We’re a bad team.
In hindsight, the revelation that hurts is that we had a fairly reasonable rationalization after most of our losses. We just kept getting them. The old coaching saw "good coaches don't lose two games in a row" may not be absolutely accurate, but it's a good reminder that if you don't bounce back quickly then something's wrong, explanation or not.