The majority of individuals on this board are true Zips fans. Through and through. We support our teams and show support for all atheletics/extracurricullar groups at The University of Akron.
Since the UConn game though I have noticed a lot of complete disdain for the current football coaching staff. Treating the season as a throw away before we even get to the games that matter. True, a goal of the program is to win against a BCS team every year. That is one of 3 regular season goals. The others are win the MAC East and win the MAC Championship. Which inevitably puts us into a bowl game and hopefully another crack at a BCS school.
You bash JD as though he hasn't done anything. You say the defense is week. Yet they had created the most turnovers in the MAC, they have made every team struggle against them, and have put is in a spot to compete in every game.
You blame JD for bad special teams, and while we don't have Harvey we have still managed to have great returns and turn the kicking game around completely.
If there is blame to be layed it should be on Coach Moorehead. The offensive play calling has been offensive. Whether that is a result of having an inexperience core of players or a lack of originality has yet to be determined.
However you look at the start of this season realize that we have played above what was expected of us in games that have no bearing on our success other then recruiting and we have succeeded in games we need to succeed in. The Wagon Wheel is home and now the real season begins. We need to show support as our 1-0 Zips go into Western Michigan. We have a chance to get the season rolling before we face the tough MAC East opponents. So have a little faith and make sure you bring everyone you can to the Homecoming game against Temple in two weeks.
And GO ZIPS!!!