Last year when we lost to UConn, the team came back and fired on all cylinders. The focus and effort were at a season high, and we beat three ranked teams in a row afterwards (Navy, Temple, Florida State). That loss to UConn may have helped us more than it hurt us last season. This year we lose to Navy, and the wheels seemingly fall off the program. On both sides of the ball, the players have been playing very sloppy, and it doesn’t seem like the coaches have adapted to anything.
Rumors revolving around Herman leaving were even stronger last year, with media reporting that he had already negotiated a contract with another team. Why was this year’s loss so different?