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While some have been fighting the obvious conclusions for the last month, the numbers are settling down and confirming what I thought during the preseason games….State has an average offense and a bad defense. (Note that without greatly improved QB play, State would end up with virtually the exact same results as last year.)
To win, State has to hold onto the ball and hopefully win in a track-meet style game. The defense is so poor, that it is not likely that State can overcome a rash of turnovers in any one game.
There are many posts on the coaching staff and their abilities. In other words, is a good staff trying to overcome a talent deficit or is a mediocre staff just flailing around. In the end, it doesn’t matter which view is correct.
It is not enough just to maximize the results with poor talent. The coaches job is to win…with improving talent being the obvious first step. In the end, you are what your record says you are and that’s the proper way to judge a coaching staff at the 4-5 year point (excluding extenuating circumstances).