I am one of the most historically optimistic Coog Fans for over 2.5 decades... often historically accused of "sunshine pumping".
And it's as plain as day to me what everyone else is seeing. We are in trouble. The sample size is large enough now. This coaching staff is not it. When you are gifted a 10 win team that struck fear in anyone whom we played... When 11 months ago we crushed the heisman trouphy winner, when last year we took Oklahoma to school with relative ease... And in half a season turn the team into what we are seeing now can only mean one thing - it's the coaching. And we are not just losing, but losing in embarrassing, heartbreaking ways. We kept the Herman blueprint specifically to avoid this.
I don't have the patience -- and I am not alone in this as 25,000+ empty seats will back me up on this one next home game -- I don't have the patience to live through another Jenkins, Helton, Dimel or Levine.
Talked to many long time Cougars today and folks are freaking out on a level I have rarely ever seen. And rightfully so. This is simply not acceptable ever, and certainly not for another 2 seasons.
Though I feared it (like everyone else did in the back of our collective Cougar minds), I dare not have dreamed we quite possibly may not even qualify for a bowl this year. From P5 crashers to possibly not even bowl eligible when 70plus teams go bowling is simply hard to believe. All in 6 weeks of the season.
I want Applewhite to be successful, I like the guy. I love our players and know they work hard and play for pride and the glory of UH.
But, as I said before in an earlier thread, this is damaging us in a mighty way. And I have never wanted to be more wrong and will gladly eat crow if it gets turned around in short order. However, I ain't counting on it. And as a sunshine pumper, I don't like feeling this way.