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Thanks Delta. I missed that . Good read.
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Second article on the CBS Sports app, Six teams the author is excited to see this year.

First team:

Florida Atlantic
You have to give Lane Kiffin credit. I'm more interested in Owls football than I ever have been before or ever thought I'd be. I mean, considering how many players Kiffin has brought in that were featured during the first two seasons of Netflix's "Last Chance U," I feel like I already know half the team. They haven't played a game, and I'm already emotionally invested.
Then, of course, there's the Lane Kiffin factor itself. If we look at Lane's previous stops as a head coach, there hasn't been a shortage of interesting things happening. Whether it's Kiffin's exit from Knoxville, or him disguising himself as the Unabomber on the sideline during a Sun Bowl appearance with USC, there's always something to talk about when Kiffin is involved.
So it looks like Owl be watching FAU a lot more closely this year.

GO OWLS!
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Good article and man are we (er…Lane) getting the free pub!

Link to the story;

Six college football teams that get my juices flowing ahead of the 2017 season - CBSSports.com
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Press is good for a program that has been down. †But press does not win games. †Our offense was on the rise last year and should continue to get better this year. †I have big defensive concerns. †Given all the additional financial resources, Lane needs to be bowling by year 2.
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kim in dania said

Press is good for a program that has been down. †But press does not win games. †Our offense was on the rise last year and should continue to get better this year. †I have big defensive concerns. †Given all the additional financial resources, Lane needs to be bowling by year 2.
Posted On: Aug 21st 2017, 10:58 AM #370094

It's hard to argue we shouldn't win 6 games this year.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

kim in dania said

Press is good for a program that has been down. †But press does not win games. †Our offense was on the rise last year and should continue to get better this year. †I have big defensive concerns. †Given all the additional financial resources, Lane needs to be bowling by year 2.
Posted On: Aug 21st 2017, 8:58 AM #370094

It's hard to argue we shouldn't win 6 games this year.
Posted On: Aug 21st 2017, 10:24 AM #370104

Yeah. We need to bowl out this year. I thought defense was better this year, and offense was struggling.

I think we have to win at least 7 or 8 to justify the expense.
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I don't think 6-6 gets us to a bowl.
The C-USA is not as top heavy this year and wins I feel will be more spread around the conference.

We have 5 ties in and you can figure and extra fro a power 5 not filling theirs.
Here are the tie ins   2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com the ones posted a couple days ago are three years old.

2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com

If you look at this prediction
2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com

two 6-6 teams wont make it and if it come down to FAU and one of the other schools in C-USA unless its St. Petersburg bowl most are west and we wont get chosen.  
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owlcountry40 said

I don't think 6-6 gets us to a bowl.
The C-USA is not as top heavy this year and wins I feel will be more spread around the conference.

We have 5 ties in and you can figure and extra fro a power 5 not filling theirs.
Here are the tie ins   2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com the ones posted a couple days ago are three years old.

2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com

If you look at this prediction
2017 college football bowl tie-ins by conference: All 40 games in one place - SBNation.com

two 6-6 teams wont make it and if it come down to FAU and one of the other schools in C-USA unless its St. Petersburg bowl most are west and we wont get chosen.  

Posted On: Aug 21st 2017, 11:44 AM #370108

Agreed. Last time we were 6-6 we stayed home. we need at least 7 wins.
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7 IS BETTER! :Big-Grin:

But 6-6 probably WILL get a team in as with the way scheduling is done now and how TOP HEAVY all the Power5 Conferences are, three 5-7 teams have gone each of the past two years!
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