Do you remember the aftermath of the 2011 Clemson game? I miss that feeling. Perhaps you felt that way after we beat Alabama A&M. That's your prerogative. I for one did not feel elation over A&M.
I am confident we will have big wins again this year. I am negative about the last two years, which I consider aberrations. I am positive about this year because we finally have no distractions. Being pollyanna and saying 2012/2013 were great years means you have lower standards than I do.
I am not "focusing" on the negatives. I think we can do better (and are doing so as a program). I was actually pointing out that we do not have Groh/Vad so we will not see our D sabotaged like in 2012, or our O like in 2013.
And yes, nearly three years is an eternity in college football.
Nobody said 2012/2013 were great years. Nobody said they were satisfied with those results. Just because someone chooses to see some good signs rather than focusing only on the negative of those years doesn't make them unrealistically optimistic (which is a regular use of pollyanna).
So, if your point really is that you have reason to be optimistic, why are you attacking a GT fan who is being optimistic by using stuff he didn't say? That makes no sense if your true point is, as you say, to focus on optimism for the upcoming season. It does make sense if your true point is, as you said before, to focus on what went wrong during the past two years, or if you're trolling.