Let's be honest with each other. "IT" will not happen in Oxford unless we invest time in a coach. The longest coaching stint Iv'e seen in Oxford in my adult life is Cutt. He didn't get us to an SEC title game but he did have success with his six years here. How long do we really expect it to take for us to get to that game? Personally, I think it will take at least 4-5 years just to get a team in place to run Freeze's offense and defense the way it should be run and have the depth in place to make a run at the SEC Title. Judging by the way things have gone in the past, if Coach Freeze doesn't do just that in 3 years or less he may not be able to stay until the end of his contract.
I am in no way comparing our coach to the likes of Spurrier but even the ole ball coach took 6 or 7 years to put USC at the top of their division. I would argue that we are in worse shape than USC in every category which leads me to believe it may take us 8 or 9 years to be a top West team. Which begs the question, How much time would you give our coach to take us to those heights? What do you think it would take for us to be able to allow a coach that much breathing room?