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I am seeing a few people make the statement that even though we have had a poor season, that as a program we have "exceeded their expectations"

When people make this statement what do you mean?  The fact that we have gone to bowl games?  The fact that we are in the BE?

The only thing that has ever exceeded my expectations with any of our sports programs has been that we are in the BE.  In my book we have really only had one year in football that exceeded my expectations and that wass 2002.  Every other year has been sort of frustrating.  Even 2002 was frustrating.

As a football team we have never won a conference championship, never played in a major bowl.  We are a .500 team in conference play over our entire playing time. We are 2-2 in bowl games with our losses in those games being our first shutout and an embarrassing loss while our wins came against 2 llower level non-bcs teams. 

This is a mediocre team and program by any measure.  What expectations have we exceeded.  I am curious why people say this.

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the people that say that likely wont be on the board tonight...

they have no ammunition right now

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I am seeing a few people make the statement that even though we have had a poor season, that as a program we have "exceeded their expectations"

When people make this statement what do you mean?  The fact that we have gone to bowl games?  The fact that we are in the BE?

The only thing that has ever exceeded my expectations with any of our sports programs has been that we are in the BE.  In my book we have really only had one year in football that exceeded my expectations and that wass 2002.  Every other year has been sort of frustrating.  Even 2002 was frustrating.

As a football team we have never won a conference championship, never played in a major bowl.  We are a .500 team in conference play over our entire playing time. We are 2-2 in bowl games with our losses in those games being our first shutout and an embarrassing loss while our wins came against 2 llower level non-bcs teams. 

This is a mediocre team and program by any measure.  What expectations have we exceeded.  I am curious why people say this.

those people were fans before we had a football team, so they are just happy to have a football team.  they have no expectations, and they think the novelty of keeping a coach around from the time of the program's inception until whenever it accomplishes something (or, what now we are realizing is, IF we accomplish something).

the reasonable college football fan has expectations for its football program.  you are not alone, usfgrad.. we are out there.

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This is a mediocre team and program by any measure.  What expectations have we exceeded.  I am curious why people say this.

for a mediocre team in a BCS conference to be 7-4 with 3 of 4 losses coming to top 25 competition and add in wins over fsu and wvu I think you have that answer,  most mediocre teams can't do that.

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Mediocre teams atleast show up to those losses against top 25 teams though.

We don't.

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do they?

what a dumb response

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So you think winning games against 1-aa schools,first year 1-a schools, and the whipping boys of your conference make you mediocre?

What a dumb reponse.

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so r u arguing we're a less than mediocre team?  

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