There is a lot to be happy with in this game if you care about the medium- and long-term interests of the program. And then, some not-so-happy stuff.
1) Jimbo was clearly revealed as the only coach with a clue as to what is going on. Our offense was modern, creative and had some balance. We sputtered in the second half with some errors, but even Tiger usually follows up a 63 with a 70.
2) Bowden's cheap, gimmicky hand-holding exercise during the pre-game entrance was exposed as the sham that it was. Having non-Stone-age defensive and special team schemes and eradicating dysfunction from the program is what we need, not a Kumbaya entrance
3) We now have the worst defense and special teams on God's green earth. It was there for all to see.
4) The only leg remaining for Bowden to stand on is the he is somehow entitled to the job -- it is not about qualifications, just entitlement.
5) Recruiting-wise, if you're an offensive player, you should be excited about playing here. Defense? Not so much.
6) Kendall Smith, can I introduce you to your new roommate? Meet Korey Mangum.
Bottom line: Despite the drivel before and during the game, the points being espoused on this site were proven perfectly tonight. Where we have a non-Bowden coach we are strong (offense); where we have Bowden coaches we are weak. And it's not going to get better until they are all gone.
New predicted record:
Wins: N.C. State, Maryland
Losses: UNC, Clemson, Wake, UF
Record 4-8 (2-6)