This is just my opinion.
I don't have any statistical analysis to back this statement up and, frankly, I don't care if the defense is giving up 2 yards per play or 8 yards per play. I tend to rely on the eyeball test more than anything else.
The eyeball test tells me the defense has been a major disappointment. Yes, I know the offensive line and, consequently, the running game have been futile; but I expected the Oline to be a weakness this year. On the other hand, I expected the defense to be our strength.
With the exception of the goal line stand against Oklahoma, our defense has consistently been unable to get off the field in crucial situations. In most cases, we have been in situations where we need a stop and we get our opponents into a 3rd and long situation and ultimately give up the first down. This is inexcusable, yet it happens time after time. In each loss, one can argue that if we get a defensive stop in one of these crucial situations, we win the game. In all of our losses this year, there have been several situations where this has occurred.
Many people seem to be upset with the offense, and with good reason. But, in my opinion, 30 points should be more than enough to beat Wake Forest. Many have expressed frustration with Jimbo's offense, but I think he has done a pretty good job based on the fact that we have a shaky QB situation, a horrible offensive line situation and a non-existent running back situation.
I'm really starting to question Mark Stoops more than anyone (with Rick Tricket being a close second). And what about Greg Hudson? I swear, I can't tell if he is coaching the linebackers or Chuck Amato. I have seen no improvement here, whatsoever.
I said on a previous post that we can not accurately evaluate Jimbo until the end of 2012. However, the assistant coaches are a different story altogether. Jimbo needs to do a thorough evaluation of his coaching staff at the end of this year and make the necessary changes, if needed. His future here at FSU will more than likely depend on it.