is pretty pointless, take the wins, but realize that you lucked out and all is not perfect.
I think a larger problem was that Dennard's skills (and to be honest his weaknesses) masked a lot of this teams problems . . . perhaps even from the coaches.
I also think it's hilarious the amount of posters on here that are trying to blame 90% of this problem on RR!
He didn't leave a lot of O-line bodies, but If these coaches are worth anything, then they would have seen what was left within the first month, and then coached what they had & what they recruited.
The fact that they recruited heavily indicates they noticed, but near the end of your 3rd year even a complex position like O-line should show talented youngsters progressing much better.
Have we had a slew of catastrophic injuies to decimate the o-line? No. Are we playing a freshmen QB (you know the type that has career games against us)? No.We have talented skill players.
Defenses find our offense easy to figure out, thats telling.
Is RR at fault for 10-12 yard cushions by our DBs? Is RR at fault for Hoke the D-line coach doing such a poor job with that unit as well?
Plenty of other teams are playing youth at many positions, they adapt.
I'm all for giving Hoke a year #4 as long as he's willing to face the reality of making a change and booting Al.
If he's too stubborn, well thats telling as well.