I believe one factor that has fans bringing pitchforks after Pagano is that his public statements, full of cliches, don't give the outward impression of a coach who understands the nuts and bolts of football. (No Spider Y Banana) Perception is reality in fans' minds perhaps. Not the most important factor by far, but it's part of his image.
I'm with a lot of folks in that I see ample evidence of poor game planning.
I'm also concerned that every season we seem to start 0-2. It makes me wonder about Pagano''s preseason prep program/strategy.