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Old 03-06-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default A "successful" season for 2017

Just curious as to the thoughts of what you would consider a successful season for 2017.

6-6 with a bowl loss
7-5 with a bowl win

What are some realistic scenarios?
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

Win more then in 2016.
Look competitive in the games we do loose (don't get blown out).
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

What Spur, you don't want any more record setting margin of loss games? haha.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

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Win more then in 2016.
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

Win one or two more games than the previous year
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

7-5 would be a successful year. It's a harder schedule this season than last so 6-6 depending on how we look could also be successful as well. There are so many games that are tossups on the schedule that it's ridiculous so there is a very wide range to how we can finish depending on if we stand on the right or wrong side of the breaks.
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

Kind of hard to say right now..We still dont have the talent in place to be a 9 win team unless we are very lucky and a couple of teams we play under acheive. Having Bentley in the system for a full cycle will really help. If the Oline improves and keeps Bentz upright we may have a shot of a 7 or 8 win season.
Depth in football is so hard to come by, especially in 2 years, but I feel our staff has address the issue as best they could. I do think our offensive skill players are pretty good and should be the key for 2017 wins...
I will take a 7 win season and looking good doing it. I feel a successful season is seeing some or our players looking like they know exactly what to do and where to be during plays. It will be intresting to see how we call games on offense this year with the growth of Bentz and others. Again, a lot is going to hinge on the OLine.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

I think 7-5 would be seen as very successful, even if only a one game swing from last season. With the pile of crap left behind by the previous staff, Champ walked into a total rebuild, essentially from the ground up. There was nothing in place for him to work with. At all. Not even recruiting infrastructure. That tells you the extent of this rebuild. It wasn't merely a matter of going out and recruiting better talent; he had to actually build (and is still building) the recruiting program just so we can go out and get better talent. The program was essentially trashed on the way out by the previous coaches. The players he did inherit were largely undisciplined, poorly coached (how do college players not know proper tackling technique???) and soft from a S&C perspective. Aside from our colors, there's not really any aspect of the program Champ hasn't had to fix.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

I will happily take a 7-5 regular season this year. Win a lucky game and go 8-4 and this team will have overachieved.

Hopefully win a mid tier bowl game as well.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:14 PM   #10
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

6-6 or bust. Like others have said - tougher schedule so tough to expect as many wins. Hoping we have some good fortune in the close ones and pull off 7-5.

Oh yeah, win the bowl.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

Go 4-4/5-3 in the SEC, and win 3-1/4-0 of the OOC games. 8-4 is the mid point of that. 8-4 sounds like a sweet spot to me, it means USC has won 1 more game in the SEC, or beat Clemson.

Good news is that USC doesn't have that many question marks as the past 2 years.
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PR/KOR check.

Last year we had at least double the questions, and on top of that, USC has made steps to improve the OL/DL this past year, so those ? could be answered quickly.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:54 PM   #12
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

No major injuries, get some breaks and win 7-8 games.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:57 PM   #13
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

I think if we win 8 games it will be considered a VERY successful season.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:59 PM   #14
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I feel like I've seen this thread before...
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Beat the absolute piss out of clemson and it's a success.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:17 PM   #16
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

If we get by nc state then we have a serious chance to go 4-0..i dont see missouri, uk, and louisiana tech as world beaters. ky and la tech are home games. i think we beat uk at home.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:31 PM   #17
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

I think the team could achieve a 10 win season this year to be honest. The potential and talent IS there now we have great coaches and staff I think you guys will be very happy judging by your expectations for this years team. But anything less than 8 wins and I am always disappointed. Especially when there is no true dominant team in our division we should be that team!
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7 wins, and hoping we pull out 8, so we can set the tone for a great recruiting class.
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Default Re: A "successful" season for 2017

I'd say if we got to 8 wins (including the bowl game), that would be a very successful season.

7-5 regular season
8-5 after the bowl game

An 8 win season would show recruits that we are continuing to move in the right direction. Going from 3-9 to a bowl game was huge, but we have to keep making progress.
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A successful season for 2017 will get rid of the trolls that seem to be attracted to this place lately...
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