IMO a year like 2019 is time to cut bait. We had 5 wins that year. But a year like 2016 or 2017 and he should be given another year for sure. We only had 4 wins those years. What we need to see next year IMO is significant improvement. That isn't always measured by Ws and Ls. That being said our schedule next year is as easy as can be. So significant improvement should really yield 6Ws no problem. I don't think a W total should be required though.
Here is where I am at. Injuries do matter, and the QB, WR and O line situations have been discussed thoroughly. That said, if Dino has a full spring and camp with all his recruited players (he completely owns this roster) and a normal schedule with fans at home games, we should see DRASTIC improvement - at least 6-7 wins in 2021. Truthfully, he probably should have more if he is as good as I still think he may be.
Having said all of that, his demeanor on the sideline and at press conferences, makes me really wonder if he is truly up to the challenge.
Winning is the ultimate criteria. However, I don't think that a specific number of wins will be the primary evaluative metric within the AD's office for the next couple of seasons. Those thinking that DB must win X number of games next year "or else" will be disappointed. Along with wins, I'm guessing that success will be defined more by improvement in execution and competitiveness with peer programs on the field; player development; identification, evaluation and recruitment of talent; building depth; increased accountability for the staff; and overall culture within the program.
There will be investments in facilities, infrastructure, and support staff to level the field. The rest is up to DB.
After this season, the expectations are so low. I think we need at least 5-6 wins and recruiting can't be a mess. There's only so many years you can have a lame duck coach before it kills your roster, due to the uncertainty for recruits.