June Jones realized when he took over the job as head coach at Southern Methodist University; it wasn't going to be his easiest rebuilding assignment.
After turning spending nine years at Hawaii turning the Warriors into winners, Jones found himself a little frustrated Saturday night after watching his SMU team dropped a 48-7 decision to undefeated TCU in the Annual Battle for the Iron Skillet.
"It's a little frustrating," Jones admitted in his post game press conference. "We are going through this with a young quarterback who is trying to find his way; we didn't do anything very well tonight."
Jones was amazed that everything that could go wrong did go wrong for his young Mustangs.
"In my thirty years of coaching I haven't had a screen pass or shuttle pass picked off," Jones said. "Much less having two in one game."
SMU now finds itself 1-3 on the young season heading into a short week of preparation as the Mustangs travel to Tulane for a nationally televised game this upcoming Thursday night.
"We don't have much time to sit and worry about how bad we played tonight," Jones said. "We have to put it behind us and get better as a ballclub. We always teach one and clear, we have to clear it from our minds and go forward. We knew it wasn't going to be easy with a young team, but we have to get better in several phases of the game to have a chance to win."
Despite being frustrated with Bo Levi Mitchell's and his offensive performance, Jones was quick to point out that a change probably wouldn't occur anytime soon. When asked if he was going to re-evaluate the quarterback situation this week, Jones had this to say.
"Probably not," Jones said. "We kind of just are right where we are, we can't really do anything else at this point. I think that Bo does a lot of good things. In practice he gets better every week, we just have to eliminate the mistakes during the game. We just have to fight through it."
While Jones wasn't happy with his team performance, he did give TCU a lot of the credit in the lopsided loss.
"TCU is probably the best defense we will see all year," Jones said. "They have great team speed, we made them look better by some of the mistakes we made, but they are a great team."