I think that Khator and Fertitta have been very vocal that they expect a winner, that they need a really good football team to push their conference agenda. One 7-5 season isn’t a disaster, but a few in a row is. Two in a row could be all you get as a first time coach taking over a team that did much more with the previous regime.
That being said, I think it’s a moot point. Kendall Briles running an offense led by D’Eriq King will be a game changer. But Major made that move, with all the baggage attached, because he knew that another 7-5 season was playing Russian Roulette with his job.