I'd like to throw another log on the 'let's please give the guy a chance, even if he doesn't fit into my Excel VBA' bonfire.
Look, data is data. It doesn't mean anything outside of being analyzed. It doesn't coach.
People enjoy MGoBlog because it offers an intensely analytical perspective of football that the MSM doesn't provide.
But we tend to fall in love with the data, because it's a solid way to justify our positions. As rational observers, we align our expectations with the data we have available.
Here's the thing though; we can be immensely wrong the interpreations we make with the data. Many of us were wrong about Rodriguez. Whether or not he got a fair shake is irrelevant, it's over now.
Based on the data available, would you have predicted Tressel's immense success coming from Youngstown to OSU? Hell no.
The only thing that matters is execution, and the preparation that goes into it. So to get sullen about our future prospects because a prior teams' offense/defense had a mediocre ranking isn't worth it.
All the matters at this point is that the coaches put in the necessary work to get this team better.