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Agree some and disagree some

When a coach comes in to take over a losing program, say one that has been down for 2 or more years, then I believe 4 years is reasonable assuming there is progress shown a little bit along the way. In our case we have a coach coming in to take over a program that had won 31 games in the previous 4 years (8, 10, 8 and 5). If Coach Mo has another losing season this coming year along the lines of the first two, then IMO there would be no justification to keep him for year 4. If, OTOH, he does get to 5 wins and turn the losses from 4+ touchdown blowouts to much closer games, then there may be good reasons to keep him for year 4.

I do agree that the odds look long on getting to a winning season this coming year. So far we have won only 1 game on the road under Mo, so winning home games is a must if we are to be successful. Unfortunately, most of the conference games where we look to have the best chance for a win are on road. We absolutely have to beat A&T and ODU, and though UNC finished with the same record we did, they appeared to be a much more competent team. The keys will be improving the defense and improved QB play. We need to cut our points given up per game by 14 or more per game and our QB has to give us a chance to score. We just witnessed a ESPN Invitational Championship game where both teams played true freshmen at QB. Maybe that is a sign for Holton even though that is an incredibly lot to ask of the young man.

This coaching staff has a lot of room for improvement and so far there has been precious few signs of any, but we go into next season with practically a whole new staff of assistant coaches from what Mo had in year 1. IMO, improvement in the coaching is the single biggest factor that will determine our success next year.

(In response to this post by ECPirate89)

Posted: 01/13/2018 at 11:08AM


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Current Thread:
  Agree some and disagree some -- ToTheHilt 01/13/2018 11:08AM
  I think we will beat ODU and NCAT convincingly ** -- charlie27858 01/13/2018 10:24AM
  Point was no win will be easy ** -- ECPirate89 01/14/2018 10:40AM
  No more excuses!!! Coaches paid well. Deliver ** -- Pirate96 01/13/2018 10:18AM
  In comparison to peers? ** -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 12:21PM
  That's not real world. ** -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 1:12PM
  We are ** -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 2:22PM
  No more excuses! Coaches well paid. Deliver ** -- Pirate96 01/13/2018 2:31PM
  What recruits are you referring to -- I.P. 01/13/2018 12:01PM
  Obviously you didn't learn anything.... -- Kolchak 01/14/2018 1:50PM
  No one with a brain thinks Kolchak a Mo worshipper ** -- PortCityPirate 01/13/2018 9:27PM
  Yes, I can see. ** -- Ignatius Pell 01/13/2018 9:55PM
  Cool, i couldn`t tell ** -- PortCityPirate 01/13/2018 10:58PM
  Kolchak: You wasted that fine post on perverted -- HighRockPirate 01/13/2018 7:43PM
  All sound logic, only a fool would miss it ** -- PortCityPirate 01/13/2018 10:47PM
  Good post but you're wasting your breath trying to argue with -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 12:26PM
  This is the best post on this topic yet. TRUTH. ** -- PirateLager 01/13/2018 11:54AM
  Agree! ** -- Sea Rover 01/13/2018 1:58PM
  Can't do it without an extension -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 12:25PM
  If he has another season like last year... -- Kolchak 01/13/2018 11:49AM
  Yeah, I see your point but I think -- Teach95 01/13/2018 12:06PM
  Best case scenario is... -- Kolchak 01/13/2018 12:10PM
  I don't even need 6 wins -- CapnFritz 01/13/2018 12:38PM
  Of course you don't. ** -- Ignatius Pell 01/13/2018 8:22PM
  No big date tonight Erlene? ** -- CapnFritz 01/13/2018 9:19PM
  It has to be followed by further progress ** -- CapnFritz 01/13/2018 5:48PM
  That certainly is one way to look at it -- ToTheHilt 01/13/2018 4:44PM
  With Mo, he would have been way, way below average. ** -- Ignatius Pell 01/13/2018 10:23PM
  Great thought, great post. Go Pirates! ** -- PirateLager 01/13/2018 09:01AM
  2014 class was a disaster too ** -- Cannonball Comin 01/13/2018 09:32AM
  Remove your Ruff hate. No ECU coach's recruiting is -- Ignatius Pell 01/12/2018 11:02PM
  That was hate? ** -- PirateLager 01/13/2018 04:11AM

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