With the expectations that were set before the season started, it's a fair read.
With the expectations that had to be adjusted after the defense looked like it had never tackled before, it might be a little tough.
When Mizzou got dismantled by Tennessee, I felt like a fool for thinking this team might win eight games. Steve Wilks looked like a one-and-done defensive coordinator, and a bowl game was a non-starter.
How Wilks has rebounded from that start and how well the defense has played dating back to the Georgia game is the big story, to me. I don't think he gets fired now, and that's significant. Drinkwitz won't have to hire a new DC in each of his seasons if so.
So, I kind of thought securing a bowl win Saturday against Florida was kind of a successful-season-clincher based on the ups and downs of this season.
A win against Arkansas and a bowl win would be eight, and that's what I figured would be a great season for this team.
One more win -- either against Arkansas or the bowl -- would certainly grab good.
Arkansas will be hard to beat. Hawgs are legit, and will be motivated.