I think a lot depends on expectations everyone may have for a given year. Mike's first year went as I expected. I never thought we'd be a contender in the first year, with the cupboard as bare as it was. I never understood those fans who thought we'd just keep on trucking with a 3rd coach in 4 seasons. My expectation has been to make the NCAAs every year since then, but things may happen in the preseason that cause me to alter my expectations. Ace's injury in May 2021 tempered my expectations for last season. I knew we'd struggle for two reasons: freshman PG and because Mike said we'd struggle early until Ace came back. That said, we ended up winning 19 of our last 25 games and going to the NIT. I don't consider that a bad year, within the context of Ace's injury and how we started. Others consider going to the NIT a bad year. That's a reasonable disagreement. Would I want to put together a string of NIT seasons? Heck no!!! Once in a while is fine for me. So, given my expectations for each season, given where we are and what we have as the season starts, I've only seen one bad year in the last four, and that was the collapse of 2020. Otherwise, I'm good with where we are this year and the state of the program on the court. That doesn't mean it is perfect and that we shouldn't keep trying to improve. We certainly have lots of room for improvement. Our recruiting has been highly ranked, for what that's worth. Kids seem to be getting better and developing as players. Until I see that change, then I like the path we're on right now.