Look if you want realistic picture of today's championship caliber teams specially fro SEC then you need elite talent. We all love CDM and what he achieved so far. But for two years, I was getting really excited about our Home wins and bowl invitations thinking that got to catch recruits attention. Afterall LSU, UGA, Auburn and TA&M seems to recruit without much success on the field. Why Gators need to be happy for 6,7 or 8 th rank class. Every class we recruit today that gives hope for championship down the line after 2-3 year. Does that mean we hope to hope to have top 3 class next year which will make us somewhat in national picture 2023. Every top team that recruited players they also fulfilled their needs. It's not like those coaches just got their first job. There are instances where Mullen got out coached or made mistakes too this season. Don't act like CDM coaching will compensate all shortcomings. Coach MAC screwed up lot of things last year when he got fired but agree or disagree, I saw every single post on this forum drinking similar cool aid and praising him for finding diamonds in rough and coaching his first two years when we were winning SEC East. Problem starts because without elite talent success on the field is not guaranteed long term. Look at our own offensive line. They are under CDM and same Line Coach for 2 full year. After their play this year, it just looks they just started playing football. Point is Good coaching can do wonders but FIRST you need talent in today's competitive environment.