What is the win total given that his guys are redshirt freshmen/sophomores next year?Bear with me and forget that this thread is about Collins and GT for a minute.
A 3rd year head coach will have had 2 full recruiting cycles in their rear view mirror. That means that a 3rd year head coach's first full recruiting class will be redshirt freshmen with a smattering of true sophomores heading into their 3rd season.
Under ordinary circumstances, how much of a contribution toward W/L do you expect from a smattering of true sophomores and mostly freshmen (save for a handful of transfers)?
In general, I dislike the premise for any coach that "they have their guys" by year 3.
Keep in mind, and I'm sure you don't mean this, but what you are suggesting is that none of the inherited players would be recruited/could play for the current coaching staff. For example, people keep stating that the LOS on offense on average was undersized, but what was the average size of scholarship guys there?
I do agree it's only fair to allow a coach to get a full recruiting cycle in before final judgement, but shouldn't we also expect to see some progress along the way? And yes I do agree that we made some progress on offense this year, but the final results were still not nearly where it needs to be for us to get to levels CGC has promised. And defense, one could argue, regressed, but also an arguement could be made that this year, is especially tough on defenses. Either way, defense has still been disappointing.
Hopefully next year with a full spring and fall to further install and without other uncontrollable outside situations, we can see a big jump in terms of progress.