Well, the third loss in a row certainly hurts. It hasn't been pretty. However, its never as bad as it seems. I still believe this is a good team, but we have run into three really good teams (especially on defense) in a row. Here are the serious concerns for this team: 1) Lack of mental preparedness. They just seem to have their minds somewhere else. Too many mistakes, too many penalties. This will kill any team's momentum. 2) Conditioning late in games. We seem to catch up some and then lose steam at the end. I know the travel schedule has been a beast, but we need to do better on closing out games well. This is probably directly effected by the next one... 3) Lack of depth. This seems to be a GT issue every year, and I believe this is our biggest weakness this year. We just don't have the depth to sustain injuries to our first team. Two of our three biggest areas of weakness (O-line and Secondary) are really playing poorly right now because the back-ups are just not getting it done. Our o-line has some good players, but guys who we thought would be back-ups are getting a lot of snaps and (to put it mildly) are getting killed. In the secondary, we have missed assignments and missed tackles, an we just don't have the talent on the d-line to counter that weakness. Don't forget that we lost our two starting safeties before the season even started (Holton and I. Johnson). So, it is what is as. I expect the team to rally and I expect we will go to a bowl game again. As for the future, I expect that PJ will be retained, because a new coach is not going to be able to come in and change things quickly. PJ gets one more year and he better hope that things fall our way (few injuries, big recruiting year) if he wants to stay.