this whole thing really comes down to 2 different viewpoints. people arguing to fire rr are looking at the past 2.5 years, which make a very compelling case for their point. people arguing to keep rr are looking to next year, which make a compelling case for their point. but what about long term?? can rr get this program to a point where it's consistently winning big10 titles and maintaining a place in the national championship discussion. our offense will clearly get there, but will our defense ever? or will they always cost us a couple games each season? (i'm not saying rr doesn't care about defense, but it's clearly not his focus, as he'll freely admit.) if someone can answer that question, then we also have the answer to the question of whether to fire rr or not.
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