Short term or long term?

Author: ndunabomber (2460 Posts - Original UHND Member)
Posted at 3:20 pm on Jun 10, 2019

In the short term, we'll have a team that fan finish in the top 10, and contend for a playoff spot if some breaks go our way. 10+ win seasons and a major bowl appearance should be the norm, at the very least. Brian Kelly and his current staff have done a nice job of coaching up the talent we have.

In the long term? We'll be stuck at the above level (good, maybe even excellent, but not great), unless recruiting continues to improve. We don't have that large presence of 5 star talent the likes of Clemson, Alabama, etc.

As it stands, we can contend with almost any team, and have a reasonably good chance of beating them. But to beat the teams the likes of Clemson and Alabama, we would need a lot of lucky breaks to go our way, and that's not likely going to happen on a regular basis, especially in the playoffs.

Brian Kelly has proven to be a top tier coach, but for him to become the best of the best the likes of Saban, Stoops, Meyer, etc., he's going to have to pull in even better talent on a regular basis.

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