The UMass Minutemen football program left the FCS for the FBS two years ago, ditching the Colonial Athletic Association for the MAC. It's been a rough two years.
So, it wasn't surprising when Charley Molnar was fired as head coach of the Minutemen today. In his two seasons, the team amassed a 2-22 record. Those two wins: a victory over 1-9 Akron in 2012, and the other against 0-5 Miami (Ohio) this year. Despite beating those two, the Minutemen are still worse than either of them; the Zips and RedHawks have each had more than two total wins in the past two seasons. UMass fucking sucks. And now it needs a new coach.
The question is, though, who wants this job? Which guy wants to build a foundation for a severely overmatched group that can't even beat teams from its former, lesser conference? (Seriously, UMass lost to CAA opponent Maine in this season's home opener, 24-14.) It's not going to turn around in one season; some sap is going to have to devote multiple years of his life to a program that gets punched around regularly. The university has to pick a guy who's dealt with humiliation in the past, a coach whose ego won't be wrecked by inevitable blowouts in the beginning of his tenure. Maybe it can convince this guy.