If the question is, will we be bowl eligible, I'll say probably not. This team has not been able to handle any kind of success, handed or not, since the Rusty Smith days.
We won our last bowl in 2008. I got comfortable and thought, even when we were "rebuilding", it would only take a year to get back to bowl games.
Looking back at each season since 2008 I have to wonder WHY didn't we get 6 wins, WHY have we had so many losing records, and how legitimate are our excuses?
It seems like we're always saying our O-line is inexperienced, we're failing to close out games all the time, we've had coaching turnovers, it's just been one thing after another.
It's been 5 seasons now and staring down the barrel of possibly a 6th without a bowl game. Some teams don't go bowling for 20+ years. I hope this team can right the ship sooner than that but so did the fans of all those teams.
I'm hoping for 6-6.