I think the signatures difference here when comparing Mullen to Richt is that MR was better overall in recruiting. Not always great, but still better, and more balanced. If we were loading up on offensive players, all but ensuring that we'd be outscoring everyone for years to come, while neglecting the defense, so be it. But we're equally as inept in certain areas of recruiting offense, specifically at OL. So without an uptick in recruiting, and if we see no improvement on defense, we're not consistently winning 10 games, which is what kept Richt alive. Without wholesale changes, and some luck along the way over the next few years, that won't be happening. And yes, we don't have a 2006 DL or a Siler(honestly, I'd take an Everett or Crum at this point). But even though the offense is fun to watch, and a welcomed change, the fact is this is still a league that requires you to have a defense on certain occasions. Sooner or later, you're going to have an off day. Even the prolific '96 team had three games where we were held to 28 or less offensive points(28, 28, 21). If we can't stop anyone, we're not winning anything. We'll just be guilty of wasting a world class offense the same way we were guilty of wasting a world class defense in years like 2009 and 2012.