I sat in a bar with some PSU fans, and spent the first half listening to a young, drunk UM fan bitching about RR, how great Lloyd was, and how the defense sucked ... blah, blah, blah, blah.
I finally told him to shut up; it was more important to me to get away for a few hours, hoist a few micros, and watch the game. Yes, this is my alma mater who always put a respectable (if not damn good) team on the field. I'm disappointed with this loss, and I'm worried about being bowl eligible, but shit. I can't blame RR for missed tackles, or Gallon punting the ball out at the 2-yard-line.
Most of the mistakes I see are made by freshman or redshirts. And it's the little things. Guys trying to strip the ball on a fourth down, rather that making a sure tackle so we get the ball back anyhow. Missed assignments. The defense being worked on every screen pass because they can't stay home. These errors will be fixed with experience.
The question is: will the drunk guy in the bar -- along with all the other people calling for RR's head -- be patient for one more year?