No, but people were really questioning the Greg Davis hire. That was year one, and Davis' horizontal passing scheme looked like a terrible fit with Iowa's zone blocking. It was more of a transition year. 2008-2010 was a hell of a run, even with all the close losses in 2010. And then in 2011, O'Keefe (see post a few up for his accolades) orchestrated one of the all time great seasons by an Iowa QB with Vandenberg. Historic. Along with Davis' weird scheme, Iowa lost both its starting tackles in one series against Penn State. Back then, the starters on the O-line seemed like upper class studs compared to the second string (nowadays they all kind of look the same), so there was a sense of just plain bad luck with that 2012 team.
The vibe this year is different - one that I'm not sure we've felt before. Even if Iowa hovers around 7 or 8 wins, I think we'll see enthusiasm for Iowa football hit its lowest point in many years this off-season (assuming Iowa stays status quo). Watching the offense is such a chore - I think anger will peak towards the end of the season - and then we'll see more of a slide into apathy next year. Unless, of course, we see an attempt at a new offensive system.