After the UH loss last year (that sits squarely on the Head Coach) Tech sat at 2-2. The team was in complete disarray. Brandon Carter was suspended for an outburst in the locker room. Marlon Williams was tweeting about coaches being late to meetings. Coach banned twitter and FB for the players. Potts looked like he couldn't find a hole in the ground (personally I think the Kindle hit scrambled his brain). Our supposed #1 receiver, Detron, looked terrible and was injured. No one had ever seen Sticks play and we all assumed Potts would play the whole season as a starter.
Anyone who says they were confident that Tech would turn it around is either a bold face liar or has a special crystal ball. The Coach had lost the team at this point. The pulled together as a team (or maybe it was Ruff) and turned the season around. Obviously this game is the litmus test for Tech, but at this point I have to believe they can pull it together and still have a successful season.