Year one under first year head coach Joey McGuire exceeded any reasonable expectations. Seven wins, including the longest win streak in conference play since Kliff Kingsbury’s first season. Tech would not only make, but dominate their bowl appearance to reach 8 wins since, you guessed it, Kingsbury’s first year.
Tech was competitive in every game, and a few fourth quarter collapses cost them serious Big 12 relevance. All of this adds up to being easily beyond any expectation of what success should look like for a head coach in their first year at a program, let alone their first ever at this level.