This is what 4-9 does to a fanbase and a message board.
Last year's 4-9 debacle was really an anomaly in BYU football in the past 40+ years. The post that this is in reference to says if we'd have had winning records in the past few years. I am going to go ahead and say you must be referring to our record against Utah in football, because BYU, even if you include last year's debacle has averaged exactly 8 wins per year during independence. Since 2000, BYU has had exactly 3 losing seasons. Since 1970 BYU has had a total of 7 losing seasons. (1970, 1971, 1973, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2017). And while 2017 was a historically bad season, its only since Lavell was coach. Before Lavell, BYU had many many really bad years that were worse than last year.
In fact after looking at this, it made me a bit less pessimistic about the upcoming season. I still have my doubts about Kalani's ability to run the program, but maybe, just maybe this past season was really just an anomaly rather than a trend. The year before BYU was just 8 points from a magical season.
I don't think all of the right changes were made, and I am ambivalent about next season, but if BYU gets back to their average number of wins during independence (8) next year, i will be much less pessimistic. But IF Kalani backs up last seasons's 4-9 with another sub .500 season, then the trend is bad. This is what got GC fired, and it should get Kalani fired as well. My question is whether or not Kalani gets a 4th year if BYU is sub .500 next season.