A third way to look at it accounts for the schedule we played. We were not competitive against the best team we played. We folded in the fourth for very predicable reasons against the second best team we played. Beyond that, we played the softest schedule we have played in the Big Ten era by a country mile.1. PSU has won 10 games, and considering the past two seasons, that is a big improvement, especially since most of the punditry and fans had predicted 8-4 (including myself - I’ll own it, I saw 8 wins as the ceiling for the Franklin/Clifford combo);
2. No season is a “success” where PSU gets trucked vs UM, and loses at home to OSU.
I think either viewpoint is perfectly reasonable, subscribe to viewpoint 2, but take no real issue with those that hold viewpoint 1.
in the spirit of Thanksgiving, it would be nice if we could disagree without being disagreeable. I’m noticing several instances of name-calling, and even profanity directed at various posters. Let’s all agree that we all love PSU, and to elevate the discourse. I’m going to take my own suggestion, too - if I’ve gotten out of line with anyone before, you have my apologies.
Back to football - I’m hoping for the Cotton Bowl for one reason: we will have several opt-outs, and G5 opponent will be more beatable than an SEC or PAC 12 opponent. Surely there will be other opinions on that!
Regardless - I hope all had a blessed Thanksgiving.
PSU Class of 1985 (and proud of it!)