I saw the box score of this game after getting off a flight home Saturday, because I couldn’t help but wonder if Harbaugh had run up the score against Rutgers, but I really can’t accuse him of that. Michigan ran on just about every single play in the second half, Rutgers just kept punting the ball back to them after doing nothing on offense. And really, the numbers give new definition to doing nothing on offense. 39 total yards? 2 completions? 2 first downs? Yikes. Poor Chris Ash.
That’s the news this morning and after 3-9 last season and 3-8 so far this year, it’s hard to argue with the decision. Syracuse football has become a complete after thought in the ACC, let alone nationally.
But, before I get too excited about a new coach as a Syracuse fan, I can’t help but notice that there are a lot of opening this year, already, and quite a few of them would, quite frankly, be a much more attractive place to coach than Syracuse is right now. Yes, there are some up and coming coaches out there, but do you really think the Cuse position compares to USC, South Carolina, Missouri, and the other Power 5 teams that will be looking for new coaches next year? Heck, I’d even put Illinois, Rutgers and Minnesota right above Syracuse in terms of attractive jobs, and probably have Iowa State right alongside Syracuse, let alone the possibility that some others could be let go after disappointing seasons at the end of the year.
That is a lot of open spots for a few “star” coaches. Not sure what Syracuse could do to make it more attractive to one of them, but let the speculation begin!