Wishful thinking here but..
It seems to me that Coach Martin could be taking a page out of Bobby Cremins playbook when he was at GaTech in year 1. Someone with better knowledge can explain, but I was told that Bobby pretty much cleaned out the entire roster and played walk ons and players that had no business playing at a D1 level in his first year. Basically got destroyed, but recruited a dynamite class (was it Kenny Anderson or Stephaun Marbury?) and eventually got Tech to a National Championship a few years later.
Hope Frank is going to have similar success and Thornwell jumpstarts us..