It's not a question of pessimism about where we're going on the field. I'm actually fairly bullish on our chances this year.Step back from the ledge haha
But the idea that we're building a model program here, doing it the hard way and maximizing everything toward building a brighter future, it's just not what's happening. Which is fine, a couple bowls and then Lovie riding off into the sunset with his reputation intact would be a much better position to be in than where we were. As would turning this roster over to a new coach with new ideas and a more professional approach in November/December.
It just puts the "stay the course at 5-7, we're one recruiting class away from becoming Alvarez' Wisconsin" stuff to bed. This is not a long-term project, this is not establishing a program identity, we're just a subsidiary of Lovie Smith Inc. and if they can't make their quarterly revenue numbers, we've got an easy business decision to make.