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Old 08-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #81
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Default Re: Predict the Season (After Game 1)

I think we're better than shown on Thursday night. Yes i saw our flaws on defense but i also saw a lot of inexperience. A lot of these kids are straight from high school and not used to this kind of environment. The nerves will settle and the talent will come out. These guys watch ESPN and hear the coaches talking. I'm still optimistic about this football season. A lot of players on our team didnt even touch the field.
With all that said my prediction:


#21 Texas A&M: L52-28 (Obviously)
East Carolina: W, Carolina's secondary get's settled.
#12 Georgia: W, Surprise everyone with improvement in a grind out game
Vanderbilt: W, not even close
#24 Missouri W, Missouri takes a step back
Kentucky W, not close
Furman W, see above
#6 Auburn W, Spurrier reaches into his bags of tricks and we get the miracle in Jordan Hare
Tennessee W, play strong coming off an emotional W
Florida W, slug it out to win a low scoring game.
South Alabama W, promising tune up game
#16 Clemson W, by 2 scores

I see potential in our young secondary, raw but its there. Athletically they are ballers but they need to learn the playbook. Our D-Line is the biggest concern. We have to be able to pressure the QB. Our D-Line got abused. We need bigger players to rush the ends. English and Harris are just too small and not being able to get past the OL.

But we have the coaching staff to make the adjustments. I believe that our team is still a strong contender. We have been beaten by teams we should have stomped but we get beaten handily by a good team and our season is over? Their receivers are without a doubt some of the best in the league. Our tackling will get better. Texas A&M had a lot of time to study us. Let's take it one game at a time and i believe our season will be a lot better than most of yall expect.
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Realistically I think 8-4 with loses to A&M, Auburn, Fla and Clemson or UGA. I would be shocked if we finished better, but not if we finished 7-5.

I don't think we're as bad as we showed last night, but I also don't think we're a anywhere close to being a Top 20 team. Rebuilding year fellas.
Texas A&M - L
East Carolina - L
Georgia - L
@ Vanderbilt - L
Missouri - W
@Kentucky - W
Furman - W
@Auburn - L (very, very close game)
Tennessee - W
@Florida - W (upset on the road)
South Alabama - W
@Clemson - L


I think we are looking at a 6-6 season with some dramatic improvement by October. If we beat ECU then 7-5 ... which would be a pretty dramatic turnaround. (But we could also lose to Florida on the road and beat Clemson.)
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:28 PM   #83
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Texas A&M - L
East Carolina - W
Georgia - L
@ Vanderbilt - W
Missouri - W
@Kentucky - W
Furman - W
@Auburn - L
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South Alabama - W
@Clemson - W

8-4 (Tax Slayer Bowl against Iowa)
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:31 PM   #84
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We lost one game, and everyone expects us to only win 6 or 7 games? wtf
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:34 PM   #85
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We lost one game, and everyone expects us to only win 6 or 7 games? wtf
Dude, you can be a sunshine pumper all you want, but our defense gave up 99 plays and almost 700 yards....AT HOME. That doesn't scream a 11 win season. Teams sometimes take a step back, it happens.
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Dude, you can be a sunshine pumper all you want, but our defense gave up 99 plays and almost 700 yards....AT HOME. That doesn't scream a 11 win season. Teams sometimes take a step back, it happens.
I never said we didn't take a step back, but how do you know that A&M just isn't that good? I mean, we were going to lose our home winning streak sometime, it was going to happen eventually.
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Texas A&M - L
East Carolina - W
Georgia - L
@ Vanderbilt - W
Missouri - W
@Kentucky - W
Furman - W
@Auburn - L
Tennessee -W
@Florida - L
South Alabama - W
@Clemson - W

8-4 (Tax Slayer Bowl against Iowa)
I'm hoping for 8-4, wishing for 9-3, praying for 10-2 with a win in death valley.

East Carolina - W
Georgia - W
@ Vanderbilt - W
Missouri - W
@Kentucky - W
Furman - W
@Auburn - L
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I feel better about the Clemson game now...
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Default Re: Predict the Season (After Game 1)

Texas A&M LOSS
East Carolina WIN
Georgia LOSS
@ Vanderbilt WIN
Missouri WIN
@Kentucky WIN
Furman WIN
@Auburn LOSS
Tennessee WIN
@Florida LOSS
South Alabama WIN
@Clemson LOSS

PREDICTED RECORD: 7-5

I believe A&M is better than many expected, but I still am concerned with some of the games this year. We will improve, but our losses will be based on the situations. First, Georgia will be running wild on us. Two weeks won't be enough time for us to fix our issues before they come to town. Second, Auburn will be a difficult game to win on the road. Not to mention, we never fare well against them. They are a solid team and this being on the road won't help either. Then, Florida may be a loss only because it is in the Swamp. Silly yes, and they are a bad team, but we aren't the best on the road...especially there. I think we'll slip up and drop that one. Finally, Clemson will be another tough test. This one is the biggest toss up against the other losses. The question here is who will improve the most come season's end. I think Clemson will.

Obviously, I hope I'm wrong and I hope we can finish strong. We will definitely see!
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Default Re: Predict the Season (After Game 1)

8-4 / 9-3 would be a good season assuming our defense continues to play that way.

9,11,11,11,9 wins over a 5 year stretch along with a 6th straight win over clemson would be impressive
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:22 PM   #91
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We beat ECU, lose to Georgia, turn the ship around and win out.
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Default Re: Predict the Season (After Game 1)

Unless we see improvement in the running game & defense I see 6-6. If both of those improve then 8-4 is possible. Based on Thursday night 8-4 would look to be the ceiling on this team. That would not be a disaster imo based on the lack of talent & inexperience that exist at certain key areas.

Next yr if we get all these JUCO's (and turn DJ Jones) into to school & if, big if, they are as advertised then multiple guys currently in the front 7 will be reserves come next Sept. DB's should be much improved by then & I think they will be. Wildcard then becomes the QB position & overall offense. All is not lost this year but it's downright obvious we're not championship material this year.
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Texas A&M - L
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@Kentucky - W
Furman - W
@Auburn - L (very, very close game)
Tennessee - W
@Florida - W (upset on the road)
South Alabama - W
@Clemson - L


I think we are looking at a 6-6 season with some dramatic improvement by October. If we beat ECU then 7-5 ... which would be a pretty dramatic turnaround. (But we could also lose to Florida on the road and beat Clemson.)

We lose to Vandy? Really come on people.
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We lose to Vandy? Really come on people.
Didn't Vandy just get stomped by Temple? I thought the same thing when I saw that.
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Didn't Vandy just get stomped by Temple? I thought the same thing when I saw that.

Yes lost by 30. People need to get off the damn ledge.
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If the Defense gets better, 8-4.. If the defense still looks like it did thursday...1-11.. Call me a negative Nancy or whatever you want, but if any of you think's that the defense that showed up Thursday has a shot at winning ANY game this year, you are only fooling yourself..

I'll beat my house we don't lose 11. The stupidity on the interwebs is crazy.
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Defense looks bad, but few teams on the schedule have the offensive firepower that A&M does. Those teams are Georgia, Auburn, and Clemson, and hopefully the D will have improved by those games.

That said, I'm also concerned about the offense. 4 scores in 11 drives against what looks like a mediocre A&M defense isn't good.
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If we lose to Vandy we're in deep dodo. Tell you what though, my confidence level at this moment of beating KY on the road isn't more than a 6 on a 1-10 scale. By the time that game rolls around it might be an 8 might also be a 4.
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8-4 or worse should spell the end for Elliot, Ward and Adams.
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