To be honest, it was great to see the team at MSG, with a great alumni turnout BUT....it was an embarrassing performance!! I look at Coach Brown and I look at the team when he speaks - I don't see the fire in Coach Brown's belly with this squad and I see a "glazed over" look on the face of the players. I can honestly say that I did not see one coaching move all game last night that resulted in something positive. I saw no anger from anyone on this team - which is a very bad sign. The team seemed resolved to lose. Coach Brown has done a nice job with this program for the most part and has represented the university well - but the team is going nowhere and in every business, especially the coaching business, change can become a necessity. Further, as for talent level, perhaps we need to be recruiting somewhere other than Iowa - "B" level talent in Iowa may not be able to match up with the talent level elsewhere. Thus, while I think our talent level has dropped below the level of some of the other AE teams, this team should be competing better on a nightly basis - and I just don't see this happening with the current regime in place.
Going nowhere? Last year’s team won 7 games. This year’s team (who has one senior and was picked to finish at the bottom of the league) has won 12 so far, with 4 games remaining. Before the season started, did you really think this team would have won 12 games by now? Sure they got blown out last night and at Hartford, but other than that this team has been in every other league game.
I guess you have a short memory. The "B level talent" from Iowa were major contributor's on UA's best teams.