- Aug 26, 2011
When you look at people who are still somewhat defending him, it's largely just a bag of excuses about how hard it is to be a HC at Syracuse. When you call them out on his teams being turnover and sack machines, and his horrendous in game coaching decisions...you immediately get crickets and a change of topic back to how difficult it is to coach at Syracuse and how 6 win seasons are basically what we should be content with.Back in the Shafer era I did a bit of study of “middle class” programs who were in the top 25. Basically, what we aspire to be.
The results were remarkably clear. With few exceptions, those programs had coaches who had meaningful success by year 3. That meant 8-ish wins and good bowl games. There were a few outliers who took longer, but not many. If a coach wasn’t doing well in year three, they’d likely be fired by year 5.
And that was in 2015. With the way the portal and NIL has changed the game, there’s no need to brace ourselves for a 4 or 5 year painful rebuilding process.
No one should be clinging to Dino’s thorough mediocrity because of some weird fear of the future.
Imagine a world where you could get paid $4M a year to not even be mediocre at what you do...Unreal. He gets more passes than the guy delivering their Uber eats order.
Dino gets more passes on accountability than Shrader completes passes.