I posed this question to Michigan fans yesterday, and thought I'd do the same for our own Buckeye faithful today. Clearly, we begin the season with high expectations, and many hope for at least an appearance in the Championship game. My question for the board is what would you consider the minimum standard for a successful season? A BCS appearance? A BCS win? A B1G championship? And as a follow up, how would you feel about Urban Meyer if the team did not reach those expectations?
For me, the minimum standard for a successful season would be 12-2, a B1G championship game appearance, at least one win over Michigan, and a BCS game appearance. As far as how I would feel about Urban Meyer if we didn't reach that goal it would depend on why we fell short. If we lost some games early --say @ Cal-- because our young defense wasn't ready, I don't think I'd blame Urban at all. But if the offense doesn't take off in Urban's second season, I'd be both very surprised and disappointed.