So another football season in, and we’ve all started getting frustrated with the football program. If we lose to an abysmal ODU, that’s gonna pour gasoline on the fire. I think it would be best for us to put the pitchforks away this season for a few reasons.
Mike Hill absolutely knows how we feel.
We don’t want a reputation as a place nobody has won in 15 years, and the fans wave pitchforks constantly
This stuff absolutely affects recruiting in the future. Recruits absolutely asked about it last year
More than those three points, Brad Lambert is not Judy. I don’t believe any of his actions are out of spite. He has really tried to sell this program. I believe he has honestly given it every thing he has. I believe that he would have been largely successful for the job he was originally hired for (imagine Ogunjobi and co in the FCS playoffs), and I believe had this been a CUSA job at the time of hiring, Brad Lambert would have been in over his head as a candidate. I think we will really see that in this hiring cycle. The man fired literally two of his best friends last year, and while we do seem better this year, we are not gonna be good enough to retain his job. CUSA is probably the worst it has ever been this year, and Mike Hill knows that as well as anyone. Shirrefs could come back and be Tom Brady, and I’m still not sure we could bowl. If you really look at our schedule, as bad as CUSA is, I don’t think we have any shot against Umass, Marshall, Tennessee, or FAU. We’d need to be nearly perfect in the other games. What I’m saying is, let’s just let it happen this year. In Hill we trust.
Not trying to be the grand pooba of Niner Nation, just asking that we use some discretion before we type this season!
Definitely agree that the constant negativity & calls for heads to roll is bad for the program & recruiting. I do enjoy discussing possible Lambert replacements for next year but to fire the guy after 2 games serves no purpose & would look bad to potential candidates for the job.
He’s not going to be fired until after the final game. Asking us not to get out the pitchforks is fine. Asking us not to speculate on the future when we need something hopeful to look forward to on the other hand will be impossible.
You’re asking for a coach to be fired that is currently 18-42 overall. I don’t that that screams crazy fanbase with unrealistic expectations. We’re 2-15 in last 17 games. We beat FCS Fordham and UAB on a trick play in OT.
I want a new football staff this year but I don’t want to be toxic to Mike Hill’s efforts as he starts putting his mark on the program. I’m going to trust him to recognize what we all know needs to happen and just focus on other things for now.
At this point I think Brad is a Dead man waking. Beating Or at least a close Loss was required to stay afloat. Chances of making bowl are low. I think the chances of firing are very high and Hill is well aware of fan base sentiments.
I think Hill is much better served with a show of support for him and where we are trying to go as a program.
I’m not going to take shots at Brad. He’s a wounded dog, no sense is kicking him while he’s down.
Brad has made what 2MM plus from us? Program has become more irrelevant each FBS season. Calling for him to be fired doesn’t change anything and I don’t see any reason not to do it.
He won’t and shouldn’t be fired midseason however. There is no point and that is bad precedent to set going forward. Everyone knew this was a lame duck year. We get FCS recruits already…so firing him while not having a replacement isn’t going to change that.