I don’t agree with the focus of this article lambasting the defense only (although they deserve criticism) and saying nothing of the poor offensive production and turnover problem. However, I agree that Applewhite did not make good hires for either coordinator as was intensely discussed before the season. Both need to go, and the comparisons to Levine’s continual poor hires at OC are warranted. The only good one was Meachum, and he was one and done.
The end of this season will be telling. If Applewhite sticks to Johnson and D’Onofrio, he is gone after two. If he fires only one of them, I think it is the wrong decision still. These guys need to go. Major, do not make the same mistake that one of your predecessors made. Loyalty has no place when your employees are not getting the job done.