Winning BIG GAMES require accountability and a focus on the right things.
Petersen wasn’t focused on winning. He was focused on winning PROVIDED IT WAS DONE WITH THE GUYS HE WANTED. This includes coaches.
If we had Locker or Tui at QB we beat bama and penn state. But Petersen recruited Browning and that was his guy. Now we are stuck with Sirmon, Dylan Morris and an incoming high school kid.
If we had some athletic carnivores at inside linebacker (BBK and Bierra) we would have played for the conference championship this year, but now we have a stable of average dudes who probably couldn’t start on any other defense in this league, but Gregory still has a job all these years.
Bush Hamdan was his guy too.
Oh yeah, Pete wanted to win, but he left us? with too many holes to fill because he wanted his guys – whether at key positions on the team or in his staff.
Now we are paying the price. Yes he elevated us from where we were under Sark, and the Built for Life program has changed the culture and helped us land a lot of good players. God Bless Him.
But Pete never took the program to where we thought he would when he wa hired.
6-5 regular season record and winning the Vegas bowl? Give me a fucking break.