I'm much more cautious. To me, it is not a reasonable take (as you laid it out) to think we'll win one of the next two nattys.
- Day is an unproven commodity as an HC.
- The staff is more-or-less completely new (new OC, entire Def staff is new except LJ)...and staff's take time to gel.
- Fields has all the talent in the world, but...he hasn't won the job yet, let alone proven he can be a star at the elite CFB level. (Sure he should light up Rutgers, but how will he do against Bama or Clemson?)
- "Chip on the shoulder" would seem to be a hard sell for more than about a week. They're already ranked #5 in the crazy Jan/Feb Wild-Ass Guesses. They should be ranked as the top B1G team pretty much all season and a top-10 team to boot. Even if all 100 kids bought the line that they were being " underrated and disrespected" in August...it would be like selling ice to Eskimos to get them to still have a chip on their shoulder if they are still near the top of the rankings when the game comes around...let alone if they win the B1G and are selected for the playoffs.
If it's going to be a reasonable take, I think you need to at least include why you think Bama, Clemson, UGa, etc. will not reasonably be expected to be as good as they've been. (Saban wins another and retires? Dabo moves on to Bama, Venables stays in Clemson and both have to rebuild their staff/team in the image they want? Bama will lose their star QB after this year? etc. Those would help make a take more reasonable...but not necessarily likely.)
My 2 cents.