I don't think Addazio is a great coach. I also don't think he is a bad one. He's mediocre. 7-6 seems to be his perfect record. But I can be myopic about BC stuff. I am too deep into it. Too emotional. Maybe I don't know...or appreciate what we have. I try to step back and I do think I am being fair, because if you read enough preview stuff, people think Addazio is an overachiever or an underachiever.
Athlon ranked him as the worst coach in the ACC. They hedge a bit and say he would be higher in other conferences and might have a strong year. But 14th is 14th.
Phil Steele on the other hand likes Addazio, thinks we will be a surprise team and a potential Top 20 team.
I do think it is good that many are saying "this is the year." It might mean we finally see if Addazio is anything more than a 7-6 coach.