In the 6 years Murray has been there, the team has records of:
I don't pay attention to them, so I can't say for sure what happened in the past 5 years, but it was certainly a downward trajectory. Going from 8 wins to 22 (and making the tournament) over 1 year is pretty good.
Looking at the draft status of the WMU roster, I'd say that they may have done more with less than what UW did this year.
And sure, you can argue that Murray dug himself out of a hole that he created vs Granato coming in and doing this in his first year.
I could see valid arguments on either side.