Jimmy - I don't support PP because I'm happy with 5-7 seasons.
I support PP because I believe he can get us to 9+ win seasons - it just might take until season 3.
If he gets to 8-5, I won't be calling for his head, but I won't be satified either. I don't expect 9+ every single year, but I would want him fired if I thought he couldn't get us to that level on a consistant basis.
The list of coaches who broke through in their 3rd year is pretty long. Things can change quite a bit in one year
However, let's just look at UCONN. In 2006, we went 4-8 and only won 1 game in the BE. The next year, we tied for first in the BE.
I think the offense is going to get much better and our D will be pretty good.
P's got 9+ wins 6/14 years with 3 of them with 10 wins.
With the new conference, I like to see that more like 50/50.