George Mason posted their six loss in seven games yesterday after falling to Rhode Island 71-56. The Washington Post recap brings to attention again that these could Paul Hewitt’s last couple of games at the Patriot Center. The program is dangerously close to posting back to back 20-loss seasons for the first time since the early 90s. An embarrassing statistic considering they just moved up to the Atlantic 10. The article even brings up the $85K bonus that Hewitt is days away from receiving:
“Those close to the program, who requested anonymity because they are not permitted to speak on the matter, do not believe Edwards would dismiss Hewitt for the sake of saving $85,000. A decision, they said, would probably come after the season.”
Neither Brad Edwards nor Dr. Angel Cabrera will comment beyond anything saying that they will evaluate the position at the end of the season. However it seems pretty clear to everyone change is needed. Yesterday we saw a team that again looked unprepared and sloppy.