Two cents from a random guy....me....
is the culture of the previous administration to blame for this start? Yes.
is the current coaching staff to blame for this starts? Yes.
Are the weird circumstances that have swirled around the beginning of the season to blame? Yes
It is NOT one or the other. This is not happening in a vacuum where everything is black and white. All parties are at fault. Blaming only Riley and the talent on hand is a pulling the wool over your eyes.
Blaming Frost and coaches is not the whole story either.
IMHO I think the both have contributed almost equally. But this is Frosts program and he owns the losses regardless of what happened with the previous coaching staff. And if Frost and Co. are the actual developers of talent and schemers around deficient talent like they were billed to be at UCF then they should be able to do that here. This team Hs regressed in the last 3 weeks.
But here is why I’m optimistic. I think the offense has lost all sense of continuity. This is an offense dependent on timing. They have had a rainout, almost a full game with their TrueFrosh QB, then a game with a walk on who is just doing his best but not clearly a fit, and then a game against a top caliber D where the Offense has had no base to build on.
The offense will get better. The offense getting better will give the D a break. Frost and Co. are learning big boy football every week. Not like at UCF where there were breathers in the schedule.
i think a combination of ALL three circumstances have contributed. I think they will overcome this.
Thanks you and God Bless.