Do they think (as it seems to be blatantly obvious) that Morris is in over his head?
If so, you don’t wait. You pull the plug. You don’t worry about some perceived issue with doing it after Year 2 instead of Year 3.
No coach that would come here after Year 3 is going to not come or not have interest because they fired an O-fer coach with the worst resume in school history after Year 2.
They painted themselves into this corner. They made a really bad hire. And they were willing to break the bank for Malzahn.
So, they need to make the tough decisions and get it going in the right direction.
If they think it’s bad now, just wait til these guys can’t recruit off of hope and cliches and have to start accounting for the product they’re putting on the field.
It’s one thing to lose. It’s another to look like a junior high team doing it and then come out and say you knew it was going to happen in pregame because the guys were clowning around.
Well, where would they ever get that idea? Would it have been from partying in the locker room with their HC in the locker room like they won the NC after squeaking out a win against mighty CO State?
For me, that was when I knew it was over. It wasn’t the celebration. It was the Knute Rockne-like speech he gave. I just thought have fun, but at least act like you’ve been there a little.
Then, I realized he hasn’t been there—not against a P5 time and he won’t have a realistic chance to beat one until 2021. Let that sink in.
That’s not because of the talent gap alone. That’s because of the talent gap AND the one clear coaching gap.
So, again, to me, it’s simple. If he isn’t the answer and never will be, there’s no reason to delay the inevitable.
Find a competent coach. It doesn’t have to have to be a big name—probably won’t be. But it needs to be someone who would never in a million years get his visor handed to him by a San Jose St coach that cried on TV in the post-game interview and skipped off of the field like Mary Poppins.