I was a student at Richmond when Beilein coached there, so I was pretty pumped when Michigan signed him. He's got a great track record building programs, and he was able to build WVU into a national contender. Year one under his coaching was historically awful. Year two showed promise, and with so many key pieces back for year three, we fans were understandably juiced. Now we are understandably disappointed. But I haven't heard anybody calling for rolling heads. The lack of execution on the players' part has not really fallen at Beilein's feet.
When we signed RR, I was also pumped. I was fired up to see a wide-open offense romping through helpless defenses in the Big House. After a few miserable experiences against the spread, I was stoked to see the powers of the spread used for good. Before he even got started, there were some grumblings. Year one under RR was historically awful, and the grumblings intensified. Year two showed promise, but crumbled. And folks grumbled. Heaven help RR if his year three compares to JB's.
Why are these two WVU transplants sitting on seats of such disparate temperatures? It can't be all results. Do we really care that much how they act in press conferences? Have the NCAA infractions under RR been that egregious? Or is football just the one sport we love the most, while we had become inured to mediocrity in the post Fab Five years? I'm not saying JB should be canned; I'm just saying that maybe we should hold the two coaches up together when we decide how much pressure to put on RR.