MGoBoard-the last bastion of civilized thought in the sports message board world-finally hit a brick wall and has turned into every other sports message board. Even Brian is calling for certain coaches' heads in the middle of the season, without regard to whether this would actually hurt or help the team. Where did the patience go? Where did the rationality go? Where did the radical idea that coaches and teams should be judged on their body of work rather than a single game go? When did we stop looking at extenuating circumstances like critical injuries and just start flailing around instead? When did we start giving up on coaches and players before all the games have been played?
It's entitlement; the same thing that has kept Notre Dame down for years. We aren't going to win just because we are Michigan. Parity has come to college football and a large chunk of our fanbase remains unaware. There's no quick fix. If we go searching for one soon then our transformation into ND will be nearly complete, needing only another decade of constant rebuilding and unmet expectations to make it official.
I guess I'm the weird one. I had fun watching the PSU game and didn't get upset when we lost. I like cheering on the team and my weekend isn't affected by the outcome of the game. I think there's more to measure a team and its coaches by than wins and losses. If a college football game makes you genuinely sad and depressed then you probably should find another team or another hobby. This team will probably make you mad or upset for a few more games this year and many years to come.
To those that have already mentally dismissed the coaches for this year - what if we improve? Anything can happen in college football and there are still 4 games left to play. Won't you feel a little silly if we manage to overperform and show signs of improvement? How about we wait until all the games are played before we give up on the team and coaches?
I know there's at least a few people that think like I do left on the board. We turned from a majority to a tiny minority overnight. I wonder what it will take to satisfy this new majority of angry fans?