Cristobal or any coach for that matter doesn’t need to be great to be successful. Joe Paterno once said 85% of his wins are just waiting for the other coach to screw up.
Look at our two games? Cristobal in 2018 didn’t do anything special but waited for Pete to freeze and let clock run down on a 3rd and 1 and trust a freshman walk on kicker to hit a game winning kick.
In 2019? He stuck with the run but even with that UW wins if Pete didn’t get too cute with the idiotic wildcat and featuring his 5th best back.
Belichick famously in the SB vs Seattle didn’t call a timeout when he should have cause he saw our sideline was in chaos and knew Seattle was calling a play the players weren’t comfortable with.
Hopefully Lake realizes most of the time less is more.