We were also without our 2 best defenders. The sky is not falling. The buffs are not imploding. Young teams have bad games. I was pissed saturday because we should have won. I was pissed after CSU, ASU, Cal, and OSU for the same reason. There are so many things going against the buffs that everyone seems to ignore. 1) We are the 3rd youngest team in FBS, and the 1st youngest in NCAA. Over half of the recruiting class that would now be juniors is gone and then there are the ones that just aren't contributing anyway. We simply do not have the physically maturity to match up with most teams. 2) We were arguably the worst team in NCAAFB in 2012. Being mad about 15 points losses to bowl teams is an improvement over what we were in 2012. 3) The glory days that the majority of you were around for are gone. They do not matter to the kids we recruit. They do not matter to the media. They only matter to fans of the program. That history was so long ago, and we have been so bad for so long, this staff is building a program from scratch, they are not rebuilding. HCMM and his staff need to be held accountable after the season. He needs to make changes on his staff, but wholesale changes, an entire new staff, or swapping out starting QB's just to swap out starting QB's will do more damage than good. If we are ever going to get out of this hole, we cannot continually start from scratch. Prepare yourselves for a disappointing finish. For 0 conference wins. We are competing in a conference where the worst teams can still score 40+. A conference where the best teams can compete and blow each other out. A conference that is continually improving from top to bottom. We are not in a good situation for building a program, but HCMM is taking steps towards that goal. We will get there. I know that buff fans have been patient for a long time. There finally appears to be a plan in place though and we need to be patient with this coach and let the process happen. Will he take us back to conference titles? I doubt it. However I think he will get us back to at least bowl games and winning seasons if we let him.