Noone honestly came into the season realistically expecting to compete with ranked BCS teams. How could anyone watching that game last night, or reviewing the statistics from the game honestly feel like there is no progress being made? It's fine to say we have a long way to go still or that we need to start winning some games. I agree, but some ABers act like nothing is new over previous years. When was the last time we were as competitive into the 4th quarter against a ranked BCS team? We have most of the same players from last year with a handful of good freshman playing yet the product on the field is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than last year. You look at those stats and you wouldn't actually be sure who won that game. I know in the end it's all about the W's but when we are coming off arguably the worst season in the history of our team and one of the worst of all teams in the history of BCS conferences, I don't understand how you can't see how this game showed our team is getting better and actually looked like a BCS (albeit a lower tier BCS team) against a ranked BCS/Pac 12 opponent on the road. I am convinced the W's will be coming-probably just one this year if we are lucky but each year is going to get better under HCMM.