I agree with most of your post but there were a lot of empty seats in my section during the last 2 years of Pelini. Many of my contemporaries were fed up with Pelini's behavior (little to do with his record) and refused to attend. It may have looked full on TV but I had more room than I've ever had at the few conference games I attended. So, most fans show up BUT there's a point where the enthusiasm for the program and attending games hits a tipping point and I along with lots of my fellow Husker fans had hit the tipping point with Bo. I think Riley will have support from the vast majority of fans as long as he keeps NU respectable if not nationally in the top 10. He's an easy guy to be patient with and root for.