Eight teams who could crash the College Football Playoff in 2018
I am expecting more than some others have posted on this and other boards. Anything below 8 wins would be a huge step backwards and I believe we will be favored in 10 of 12 and should win those 10.
Rick saidVegas was way off last season…4.5 wins.
I'm not on board with 9 right now, but would go 7 with a bad break and 8 with a good season. 9 would be an excellent season with a positive break.
Oh and I need to dig up that QB quote I made a couple weeks ago, because it is looking more and more like that is going to happen.
Think Jake Elman ran something about it the other day…Posted On: Jun 4th 2018, 2:04 PM
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
The schedule really isn't that easy. I am sure UNT will be more difficult with a chip on their shoulder at their place, and MTSU will not be a slouch at their place. Even the FIU game I'd expect to be a bit more competitive this year as I think they are flying under the radar a bit. Now, I'm not saying we lose all these games, but I don't necessarily see the same cake walk through the conference that we saw last year given the schedule, the new staff and a new QB who to this point hasn't taken a D1 snap. I also think no matter who you are – even Alabama – it's tough going through a conference unblemished two years in a row – so many unknown factors and surprises along the way in any season.
There main thing lacking in an assessment with any merit, or quality points and counterpoints, is who is going to play quarterback, and how we will combat the loss of perhaps the greatest pure signal caller we have ever had - Driskel.
Yes, can't even believe I am saying this, but the guy was ridiculous smart…we don't have that going for us right now, and it is an issue.
2. We also won't likely play at 90 miles an hour
3. We also have to rebuild the offensive line
4. We also have to install new systems on BOTH sides of the ball
So, lets open it up here…
Who thinks we will win 9 games (Vegas line) with these issues to solve, and WHY do you think that with supporting analysis??
This is something I have been thinking about. The hurry-up was something that really nobody had answers for in C USA play. I think our athletes on O are still superior to other C USA defenses so that we don't have to go as up-tempo, but I am hoping this is still integrated to some degree. It may sound a bit "gimmicky", but it's the hurry up, 90 mph O which I always felt may be a wild card in giving us a puncher's chance against p5 competition. Pound for pound it would be difficult for us to counter toe for toe against say, an Oklahoma, without some tricks up the sleeve.
Rick saidWe also won't likely play at 90 miles an hour