I think I was the one that compared Mullen to Dooley, at least indirectly by saying that Napier inherited a disjointed, patch-work team missing fundamental talent at fundamental positions.
Regardless of the aptness of the comparison of the situations the fact is that Napier will have at least 2 more years to get us pointed in the right direction. One can argue based on NIL and portal that he ought to get two weeks, not two years.
The flip side of that is that, because of those same factors, we are likely going to see even more stratification between the haves and the have nots in college football in the next 5 to 10 years and teams like UT and Florida are right in the middle, stuck between ascending to "regularly competitive" on the one hand and descending to "SEC bottom dweller" on the other.
Honestly not sure which either of us will go.