Here’s my moment of optimism for Mullen. He’s prepping to clean house on the defensive side of the ball after this season. Firing Grantham puts one of the staff members in charge or elevates an analyst to take over. Neither play out well in the off season, rip the badaid off in December. Hire a new DC with some assistants that recruit like maniacs AND develop talent and hire a special teams coordinator. Mullen has three glaring issues right now in his defense, special teams, and recruiting. He can cure a lot of that on the defensive side of the ball and make room on his active staff for a special teams coach.