Good question from the FanPosts that I bumped to the front page. - Jon
I have been wondering exactly where we are at in the rebuilding process. I realize it normally takes 2-3 years to show marked improvement when a new coach takes over.
But you always here of how teams have a light come on and they learn how to practice better, pay attention to details, and play consistent. Most importantly perhaps, believe in themselves and play for the team not for individual accolades.
I remember HCMM spoke about an experience in the SEC I think where his dad's team (Vandy?) had a visit from the opposing coach (was it Bear Bryant?) came to visit the Vandy team after the game saying they were talented and might not lose another game all year.
That was when the light came on for those guys and began believing in themselves.
I know it is trivial but HCMM said for the first time ever, players asked in practice on Tuesday to replay some plays to get it right. Is that a sign they are on the right path? Do we need an upset over a ranked team or just Arizona to have the light come on?
Or as some of you prefer to argue, we just don't have the talent to compete regularly with the mid and upper tiers of the Pac so maybe it doesn't matter if a light comes on?
I.e. do we just need to try to show some gradual improvement while HCMM builds up our recruiting so that we can eventually compete and then have the light come on?