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Clemson v North Carolina State Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Nobody has ever defeated a football coach in the lead-up to a game; he’s going to offer whatever it is the alumni base needs to hear while he is clutching some pearls.

It’s interesting, isn’t it, the “this is a hands-in-the-dirt-school” guy comes right on out in a football game against UNC and surrenders.

What a pathetic effort by this coaching staff today—we can be entirely clear about this roster’s shortcomings, but the defeatist buttress they hurled out into traffic as a shield for their decision-making is a pathetic response to adversity.

Dave Doeren had no plan for winning this game, but rather only one that might minimize the damage, which he might explain away later.

This is most disappointed I’ve ever been in Doeren, who generally does get what we’re about, but today just absolutely wimped out at every conceivable turn, just raised the white flag before the coin toss.

I don’t know what you say about that. On some level, this is enough to get you fired; but that is stupid, a knee-jerk frustration, and this is neither the time nor the place.

As much as 2016 was a miracle breakthrough, Dave learned nothing, and this week showed you exactly where he’s at, precisely what he’s about. Dave Doeren was never worried about this week. If Doeren were invested in this week, then probably the offense would not have run around like an eight-year-old on a sugar high for 30 minutes.

These are the Dave things you got to live with, and that is fine, but Dave does not get to talk about how this is a hard-working blue-collar school when he just wimps out and quits before the first kick. What a fucking joke.