"Was the season dead?" he asked. "I get that, I understand that. As a fan or a follower of college football or in the media or whatever, I get it. It's easy. You look at a schedule and then, [say] 'OK, win, win, loss, loss.' You go right down it and this is what's going to happen. We don't live in that world. It may sound like coachspeak, but it's not.