You sir, are an optimist (and I guess this time of year breeds optimism). Your head coach was basically a .500 HC from a MAC school. The only good year he has had at AA to date was clearly with RR's seniors. Every year has gotten a little worse. MSU has beaten him like a red-headed step child. While he does have one win against OSU, it was the worst OSU team in almost 2 full decades. This is doing just fine is it? Because I can tell you, from the perspective of an OSU fan, we are fine with it.
p.s. in a discussion with a fellow UM guy, I also predicted 9-3 and Cap One Bowl this year. However, that OOC schedule is so putrid, I'm not sure that is really anything to beat your chest about.