Is there anything that you do think Mike is to blame for? I don't think I've ever seen you chalk up anything bad that has happened under his time here that wasn't some "nuanced context, but guys I promise it isn't an excuse!"
I’ve been clear. Go back and look at several posts from the past couple of days. Mike likes to give players a lot of freedom on offense. I think that freedom needs to be earned, and I‘m not sure we’ve earned it. Thus, I’d like to see him reel in some of that freedom on offense and run a few more set plays.
Most importantly, while I’ve been clear that his first season went about as I expected (a major struggle), so I can give him a pass for it, I don’t give him a pass for year three, the 2019-2020 season. That was an epic collapse and blame is deserved all around. However, if a major factor was ”chemistry issues”, as has been suggested by many, then that is primarily on the coaches. When you have an experienced team coming back and you collapse like that, then the staff should get the bulk of the blame. So, what I consider to be the one truly bad season Mike has had at VCU, especially relative to my own expectations, then the blame for it falls squarely on the shoulders of Mike and his staff because whatever they did wasn’t working.
Mike and staff deserve blame for missing on the transfers last season. You never really know how it’s going to workout, but Tsohonis and Nichols proved to be busts. Too early to tell with this season‘s transfers, but as a group they’ve already been more effective than last season’s duo.
If don’t believe nuance and context are important throughout life, then that’s on you. One day, I suspect you’ll realize how important they are, just as you’ll realize that reasons and excuses are two entirely different things.