So many people on this site seem to overlook recent history.
For the previous FOUR years, this team was effectively rudderless with Rob Katz and then Marcell Desjardins as GM. Yes those individuals are responsible for bringing in a couple of key building blocks for the Team, (Moreno, Setta, Printers). However, apart from those individuals, there was far more damage done than good. (Desjardins really blew up the team with the forced retirement of Hitchcock, and Moralle, and no real new talent brought in excepting previously noted individuals)
As a result, this really is the first year of rebuilding.
Obie knows what the talent is on this team. He has also brought in as much new "good" talent as there was available.
He also knows what the talent is on the coaching staff. If the coaching staff was not delivering the way that Obie believes they should, with the talent they have to work with, then he would make "half time adjustments".
The 2008 Tiger Cats are a much improved team over the Desjardins version of 2007.
No, they are not yet where you, nor I, (nor Obie, Bob Young, Scott Mitchell or TSN) would like to see them, however, I do believe that this team, for the FIRST TIME in four years is on the right road to respectability and ultimately the Grey Cup.
Be Patient. Be Positive. Be Supportive. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is NOT New Jersey.