I see this as an example of how numbers never lie, but they never tell the whole truth, either.
It’s certainly fair to say we improved, because we lost by less on average than 2014. But we still lost on average by two touchdowns per game (instead of on average three per game in 2014), and our only single-score loss was Louisville.
That said, I think any talk of firing Doeren now is ridiculous. But the pressure will be evident next season. I’m curious how “improvement” Will be viewed — especially considering, because of our tougher schedule, we could be a much-improved team and still be 7-5.
This should work itself out one way or the other next year.