ND's fumbling the ball wasn't a product of lack of practice. Over time turnovers tend to even themselves out. Just like Michigan wasn't able to continue its overly fortunate string from 2011. And similarly, our TO margin turned around from 2011.
It's hard for me to say that TOs in 2011 were symptomatic of some kind of problem with Kelly or the program because he didn't have a history of such.
My greater point was that very few were willing to cut any slack over the 2011 season. Now? Well, after having a somewhat fortunate 2012, built on much more than luck, people still seem somewhat unwilling to grant much benefit of the doubt for the current staff/program.
People want to point out the deficiencies, which is a good and right thing to do, but folks should realize that this staff has publicly recognized there needs to be continual improvement and progress. The message isn't lost on our current staff who has been preaching such a message since day 1. I guess what I am saying is I am somewhat uncertain of the motivations of folks here who continually point out those deficiencies. Is it to keep the fan base apprised? Is it a way to keep pressure on the coaches? I just am struggling to understand why the focus on the off season is about all the things the program is doing wrong, with not much conversation about what has gone well (outside of recruiting).