CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In this space on Thursday, WVU athletic director Oliver Luck spoke of his school's football program.
He called the season disappointing and said he and football coach Dana Holgorsen were addressing the issues.
The bottom line: They'll need many, many stamps to address all the Mountaineers' issues.
In one year, the perception of Holgorsen within the state has gone south. The coaching staff as a whole has gone from revered to questioned and criticized. There have been rumblings of team discord and a lack of spirit. The talent base and level of recruiting have been questioned.
So, on Thursday, Holgorsen attempted to address concerns - to a point. For now.
"Changes are coming," he said. "We will address some things in regard to coaches and players."
The coach said by this time next week many of the moves will be made public. He's called a team meeting for Sunday "to lay the foundation."
He's heading to the American Football Coaches Association convention in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday "to talk to some people." So more coaching changes appear in the offing.
Overall, he said the team "better be prepared to work harder than ever."
"There's nothing like rolling up your sleeves and working harder," he added.
The statements are at least something for Mountaineers fans to chew on. Wait, he seems to be saying, because more change is on its way.
Luck knows it's needed. And he must have insisted on it.
Debate any of the takes, rumors and failings you wish, but know the No. 1 issue for the athletic director is his football program's immediate future and the financial ramifications.
After spending $20 million to exit the Big East, oodles on Holgorsen and his staff and more on new coaches in other sports, facility improvements and increased travel budgets, the bell cow - football - suddenly looks gaunt.
Graze the team's depth chart and you'll understand what I mean.
All WVU fans know their team's three stars - Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey - have burned their eligibility. But the offense as a whole is being decimated.
Gone are - deep breath - Ryan Nehlen, Josh Jenkins, Joe Madsen, John Bassler, Jeff Braun, J.D. Woods, Ryan Clarke, Donovan Miles and Shawne Alston - exhale - from the depth chart.