That's a fair question and I honestly don't know the answer. Probably not. But it would depend on what the team looked like in the games we lost and won. If there were 3 other games on there that we should have won but had a bad break or two such as key injuries that tilted a game here and there then that might influence how I evaluated the season. Also let's say we go into the UGA game and we have a rash of injuries to our DL and OL but we play hard from start to finish, keep it close for a little while, but then get outmanned then I might not look at that as an indication of failure as much as an issue of enough quality and experienced depth to hang with a team that is filled with future NFL players.Let me ask you this. If we improve our national standings a small amount in nearly all phases of the game, showing clear statistical improvement, yet we go 3-9 with 30+ point losses to Clemson and UGA, would you consider that a successful season?
So to recap. I likely would not call that a successful season but I'd also need to look at the circumstances before I rendered a final opinion.