So, outside of the fact that I think we all saw it coming, this just adds to the conversation about teams not being very successful when you do not play sound defense.
You can get away with it if you play in a conference where almost nobody plays defense, such as the Big XII, or how the Pac-10 was from the early 2000's to the mid teens. But you wont get very far in conferences that play both sides of the ball well.
Petrino got away with it when he had Lamar Jackson as his quarterback. Even still, his defenses weren't good enough to compete nationally.
To show inept Petrino is, he got rid of his Defensive Coordinator from last year, by replacing him with Notre Dame's defensive Coordinator who got fired mid season a year ago, for not being able to create success.
I believe Spence coined the phrase best about Petrino a few years back, mentioning, "Petrino doesn't play defense, because he doesn't get it."
And that's right. He is incapable of understanding defensive strategies, and thinks it unimportant to the structure of a team. He wants a few good players that can stop the other guys once or twice, so he can score more points. But, he's also not a time of possession guy, either. He likes getting the ball back to score. Doesn't care if the other teams scores, so long as there's enough time to score again.
If Petrino would have hired a guy that really knew what defense is all about, and turned every aspect over to that guy, including the recruitment of defensive players, then Louisville might have had more wins.
Mike Leach is similar, to an extent. However, Leach also has a team that can control the pace of a game. Washington State had the ball for 40 minutes this past weekend. If you're going to spend most of the game with you're offense on the field, it should be because you aren't giving the ball back to the other team to score. And, unlike when Leach was in the Big XII, his team is actually okay on defense. Because Leach was willing to give the Defense over to a Coordinator that is competent.
"It is only impossible until it has been accomplished." ... then it becomes standardized ... and then it becomes regulation ...
Success is measured by results; whereas Character is measured through the means by which one achieves those results . . .
It seems the Rapture did come for one worthy soul:
In Memory of Grandpa Howdy