Agree, though instead of here we go again, never finding what works.There are a lot of reasons and established track record to be skeptical that a turnaround will occur. It's also unlikely based on history.
Nonetheless, I'm hopeful for this season and potentially going forward. One of the main reasons is Special Teams. I don't think we can overestimate how much of a difference consistently strong ST play would have made over the last several years. All of the beat writers and those around the program that I've heard speak on the subject all say that Bill Busch is highly organized and detail oriented. Combined with bringing in proven specialist, I am pretty confident that we'll see substantial improvement and I think it will make a big difference in our results in the win/loss column.
While less of a tangible factor, I also think there's a chance to build a little momentum and confidence this season. The schedule looks a little more forgiving this season. We've found 1,001 ways to lose a football game over the last four seasons. Much of that can be traced back to tangible reasons like Special Teams and turnovers, ect... But I think confidence and momentum can play a role in that sometimes. Given how often it's happened in the past, I can imagine that when adversity began to strike, especially late in games, players and coaches have probably thought "Here we go again."
Stringing together a few wins early in the season might help the psych of program. And I think we have a very good opportunity to do so this Fall.
Outside of shooting ourselves in the foot, teams build their own momentum and come back, you have to have an answer on offense when that happens