The best measuring stick for any coach or teacher is whether progress is displayed by their students. Aside from Cissoko's injury-affected debut vs ND, my impression is that in general, all of the position groups on the team aside from the linebackers have shown improvement. Since Stevie Brown is coached by GERG, he doesn't factor into this equation. It is obvious that both Ezeh and Mouton are talented athletes that seem lost on the field despite the fact that they are two of our most experienced players. Add to that an absence of development in Demens and Fitzgerald and one has to wonder, what learning is going on when Hopson works with his linebackers? I tried to think of factors that would call for some leniency but his lack of success with recruiting and rather drab personality have led me to lose my belief in his abilities. Thoughts?