"The first year was significantly behind where I had anticipated, but it was also a necessary set point of what our program really looked like and what the league really looked like," Mendenhall said. "What I had anticipated, we were significantly below that, really, in every facet of the program. So after year one, then having acknowledged and taken in all that new information, to be in the bowl game year two, that's faster than what I had anticipated. I thought after year one, I thought it would then take longer. So, probably missed targets on both ends. Started beneath what I expected, accelerated in Year Two a little bit faster than what I anticipated."