There has been a lot of talk about expectations for 2014. I'd like to take a look at it from the perspective of Coach Hoke's contract.
It runs through 2016, which means we're at something of a crossroads at the end of this season. He'll have just two years left, and needless to say recruiting would be undermined if we went into 2015 with no extension.
The question becomes, what does he have to do to in 2014 to earn an extension, and how long might it be.
In light of the fact he's restored respectability to our program, been a class act doing things the right way, made us competitve with our rivals, and recruited at an elite level, I'm comfortable a winning season would be enough. He'll be right at the cusp of having a roster that's fully his and a favorable schedule in 2015. I don't think we should go into that season with only two years to run.