As you said, fans want to believe. And when you haven't had much on-field success for 30 years, you have to give them reasons to believe. Transparency does that. And with that transparency, fans are seeing that Bielema: 1) truly cares about building a winning program at Illinois and 2) has a plan for doing it. I feel that great leaders are able to articulate a vision and rally people toward a common goal. That's what Bielema seems to be doing here.
As a fan, I can't ask for much more from my head coach.