You know, back when I was at UVA, and The Pep Band was the official band, we'd win games against William and Mary. Now, William and Mary has a scramble band and wins games against UVA (at UVA, no less).
Oh yes, this is a ridiculous overstatement, but they did blame the Pep Band for UVA Football not doing "better" then.
Perhaps there is a Pep Band curse.
It makes a lot more sense then, say, taking logical action like firing Al Groh or something.