Of the three factors, only 2 and 3 will affect the team's performance this season. Number one is just a perception by those outside the institution. Number 2 is complicated - the changes extend far beyond the head coach. That makes me question how comparable the coaching change here is to the other ones you described, albeit I don't know, for example, what else changed at Alabama in Saban's first year there. So much seems to have changed for the better in our football program coinciding with Bielema's hire. Our team should exceed (national) expectations this year. Thanks for the post.