So my housemate and I were having a conversation regarding the coaching change. I made it clear that i was a huge Rich Rod supporter, and wish he was still the head coach. My housemate stated that he couldn't wait until Hoke won 8 games this year, to show me that he was the right choice.
This is the exact attitude that I disagree with. I have 100% confidence that Rich would have won at least 8 games this year, followed by 9-10-11 win seasons every year after. With that said, now that Hoke is the coach, I obviously completely support him, and do indeed hope that he wins a NC here.
So my question is, what do we look for in this first year from Hoke in order to begin to evaluate his progress?