Last night's debacle was the final straw for me. In doing my pre-game reading for the game, I discovered Louisville-Pitt was the lame game of the week. This is Louisville-Pitt, Big-East opener, Friday night, blackout! It doesn't get much better than that for UL. Of course we lost by 25 at home and it was in fact a lame game, probably the 2nd lamest of the season, though all have been lame to quite lame.
So, I decided to take some time this morning and take a closer look at the Koach's results. I think 28 games is more than sufficient for a college football coach to be judged against.
As with any review, let's start with the some of the highlights for beloved Koach:
- 2-0 against MTSU (though we gave up 250 yards rushing and allowed over 9 ypc in the game in '07)
- 3-0 collectively against Memphis, NC State, and Kansas State (Memphis went 6-7, NC State was 5-7, and KSU finished 5-7)
- No egregious losses to any FCS teams
- A close, well-fought battle against UK this year
- A huge win against #16 USF that had me irrationally dreaming of a BE title last season
- Strong support from the AD
And now for the lowlights...
- 9-16 overall record against FBS teams (12-16 overall)
- 25% of wins have come against the FCS
- Has lost 8 straight games against FBS opponents (yes, we're getting worse and not better under Koach; if that's even possible)
- Victim of the biggest upset in college football history (at the time, I think Stanford over USC may have topped the 37 point spread) -- basically Kragthorpe lost to one of the worst teams in football with a Petrino team that would have won the game by about 40 points
- 0-3 against Kentucky; 0-2 against UConn; 0-2 against WVU; 0-2 against Syracuse; 0-2 against Utah. That was exhausting, as was watching each and every one of those 11 losses
- Scoring 15 points per game less than his predecessor while at the same time giving up 10 more points per game
- Home games: 6-7 under Koach; 22-1 under Petrino (Hmmm... This might explain PJCS has been less fun the last couple of years and why expanding the stadium probably isn't a great idea right now)
- 4-11 in the BE
- Ruining Brohm's senior year
- No bowl appearances. I guess not everybody can make a bowl game. There's only 34.
- Press conferences
- Sideline appearance
- Tone of voice
- Relationship with the players
- Injuries, suspensions
- Fan support
That about sums it up for me. Did I miss anything?