I think this coaching staff has shown the ability to coach up players. Perhaps not as fast as we'd have liked, but if you look at Lamar Jackson, Bootle, the Davis gang, and others...they aren't all conference players, but they are playing at a much improved level from the first of the year. Same for the offensive line. It has been hard for me to hold back criticism of Chinander because of how bad the defense looked for the first several games. And they still have troubles, but I thought in general, the D had some shining moments against OSU that just weren't there earlier in the year.
If one sees the coaching staff has the ability to coach up players, and the process brings in more talent over the next few years, then I think the future looks very bright. I've been pretty vocal about giving Scott all 7 years if needed, and still hold to that. It's just now, I'm feeling like it won't take that long.
On a fun side note, I watched the Husker/OSU game in Phoenix at a Husker bar/grill. There were some OSU fans there as well (well behaved group), but when they started in with their "O-H" >>> "I-O" echo cheer, I started shouting "WHO?" after the "O-H" part. Wish others would have joined in. So much fun being at the watch sites down there.