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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by shoefly72 18 months ago
Your logic is flawed; you're assuming that just because Frank played a huge part in building our program and maintaining its success that he should automatically be given the benefit of the doubt based on that track record.
That assumption relies on the premise that Beamer made almost all of the correct decisions and that since we have been successful by most standards as a whole, every aspect of the team was meeting expectations. An objective look at the program shows that not to be the case, as one side of the ball consistently performed below expectations and was the main reason why we lost those 2-3 games every year. Meanwhile the defensive side of the ball was the main reason why we were enjoying that success and usually performed at or above expectations.
When anybody pointed out that the offense sorely needed improvement, the staff was quick to attack them for criticizing a program that had so many consecutive 10 win seasons, saying they must be doing something right or else they wouldn't be winning. All of a sudden last season arrives and the defense isn't as good and we struggle to break .500 in one of the weakest conferences in the country. If anybody was paying attention all along and looking at the team's strengths and weaknesses objectively they wouldnt have been surprised to see us struggle once our defense couldn't be counted on any longer.
Nothing drastically changed on offense this year; as awful as it was we still did better overall than we did in 06 and 08. Why didn't Beamer feel the need to change then? Is he only able to tell (or care) that the offense isn't that good if we lose more games because our defense has a down year?
Beamer assumed that since we were winning, he could do without upgrading one aspect of the team. You're assuming that because we were winning, Beamer is willing/able to make honest assessments of every aspect of the team on an individual basis. To me, he's not the pope, he's fallible. If we had historically had offenses that could execute consistently regardless of the players we had, them I would be more inclined to blindly trust Beamer to hire the right guy to fix the offense the way you are. Merely winning games while one unit is glaringly deficient for years isn't exactly proof that Beamer is guaranteed to make the right moves to fix that unit.
Based on bis track record, I have reason to trust Beamer to handle a lot of things the right way to do what's best for the program. But offense is not one of those things. I will believe it when I see it.
I'd be fine with a guy like Loeffler based on his track record and age. What kind of offense has he run? Spread option? Spread? Pro?
edit: This article says he is "multiple". Though it does say that he tailors his offense historically to meet the strengths of the players.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by EastStandsMike 18 months ago
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Frank Beamer
Wont lie....I get a semi-chub with this news....not a full hard on like with pep.
I will take a guy who has ties with SEC land in recruiting and coaching and has coached some big name QBs.
Let hope frank is taking viagra...
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