Lot's of truth here...This loss was not about scheme. This loss was entirely based on talent. You don't improve talent level at a school like ours by changing coaches every 5 year's. We've got a pretty darned good recruiting class coming in and unless there's a mass exodus in it, it might be prudent to let our coach build a program. Our talent level is at it's lowest since God knows when and we still consistently beat the teams we should and lose to teams which have increased their talent levels significantly in recent years (and VT).
At some point recruiting will suffer after a dismissal whenever it takes place. With that said CPJ did little to help his team Thursday. I felt he was bound and determine to run the ball regardless of what Clemson did. He showed extreme stubbornness in refusing to go to a intermediate passing game. The line is poor but a shotgun and short passes takes care of that.
Had CPJ stopped being so stubborn Clemson would have had to stay back, then the run could have worked.
I think CPJ is forcing it. I think he is like a golfer who swings harder to get to the green or a baseball player who thinks he is gonna end his slump by swinging harder.
If he relaxes and shows a willingness to change his game plan he can continue to help our program if he stays stubborn he will kill his tenure and our recruiting. So either way he has to change. Even the Alabama's and Georgia's have to make changes in game plans occasionally .
When I say change game plan I don't mean go to the diamond formation I mean putting 4 wide outs in and telling one of the best passing QBs in North Carolina, when he was recruited, to pass pass pass.
A stubborn mindset can kill any team, one full of 5 stars or one full of 2 stars