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Realistic Win/Loss record
Have any of the "True Prognosticators" and student of the game come up with a realistic opinion of what our win-loss record could end up being? My problem, I'm looking through green color glasses. 4-8?
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
No way to know. My hope is that we find a way to win six, but I'm not basing that on anything. I just haven't seen theses guys play a competitive game, and no one else has either. We probably won't know until after week 2 what sort of team we have.

Kicking off against A&M makes this a winning season.
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
(07-13-2017 05:25 PM)CyberBlazer Wrote:  Have any of the "True Prognosticators" and student of the game come up with a realistic opinion of what our win-loss record could end up being? My problem, I'm looking through green color glasses. 4-8?

Just need to hope no one decides to get cute the way Houston did against SMU when they returned to football. Houston ran up the score to 95-21. Hopefully Florida doesn't feel the need to be brutal. I think 4 or 5 wins is feasible.
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
I'd say 3 wins. Wouldn't be shocked if it ends up being more though. I'm more concerned about attendance.
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
(07-13-2017 05:58 PM)Blazer4Life14 Wrote:  I'd say 3 wins. Wouldn't be shocked if it ends up being more though. I'm more concerned about attendance.

attendance for the opener against AAMU will be surprisingly good. I'm guessing 30K+. Win that, go on the road and beat Ball State and we could have an equal or better (!) showing for game 3 vs Coastal,

Lose the first two and game three could be brutal...
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(07-13-2017 05:55 PM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  Just need to hope no one decides to get cute the way Houston did against SMU when they returned to football. Houston ran up the score to 95-21. Hopefully Florida doesn't feel the need to be brutal. I think 4 or 5 wins is feasible.

That is inaccurate. UH did not run up the score. SMU was utterly defenseless, putting a bunch of low talent level freshmen out there against UH's scoring machine. That was Andre Ware's Heisman year, and he was 25 for 41 with 6 TD's and did not play in the second half. The problem was that his backup was David Klingler.

The Run 'n Shoot is designed to score quickly. Every play is designed to have the potential to score. Even if you are playing your third string WRs, they want to score a TD, to look good on film. Short of the coaches telling Chuck Weatherspoon to run into the middle of the DL and fall over there was nothing that could stop the scoring.

Jack Pardee, the UH coach, and Forrest Gregg, the SMU coach, were old friends. Pardee didn't want it to end up that way... which does not mean that Gregg wasn't highly PO'd.
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(07-13-2017 06:51 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 05:55 PM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  Just need to hope no one decides to get cute the way Houston did against SMU when they returned to football. Houston ran up the score to 95-21. Hopefully Florida doesn't feel the need to be brutal. I think 4 or 5 wins is feasible.

That is inaccurate. UH did not run up the score. SMU was utterly defenseless, putting a bunch of low talent level freshmen out there against UH's scoring machine. That was Andre Ware's Heisman year, and he was pulled early in the second quarter. The problem was that his backup was David Klingler.

The Run 'n Shoot is designed to score quickly. Even if you are playing your third string WRs, they want to score, to look good on film. Short of the coaches telling Chuck Weatherspoon to run into the middle of the DL and fall over there was nothing that could stop the scoring.

Jack Pardee, the UH coach, and Forrest Gregg, the SMU coach, were old friends. Pardee didn't want it to end up that way.


You have a different view than SMU fans. Forrest hated Jack after that game for running up the score
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Yeah, I know. Just edited to fix a couple of things - Ware did play in the second quarter, and yes, Gregg was hot as hell about it afterward. It was brutal, and I can't blame the SMU fans for all kinds of hard feelings about it.

I was there, and it wasn't pretty, and no one was proud afterward. The thing is that damn few of those SMU players could have made the team as walk-ons a couple of years before, and that UH team was a flat scoring machine. They scored on 9 of 10 first half possessions. That wasn't a team that ran out of the I where you could just run dive plays and burn a bunch of clock. I mean yeah, they coulda taken a knee on two of three plays and punted, but that's pretty insulting too.

It was bad, like stomping puppies bad.

Ware had 46 TDs that year, Klingler 8 more. Hell, WR Manny Hazard had 22 TDs by himself. Chuck Weatherspoon was the S-back and also returned punts and kicks and averaged 9.6 yards every time he touched the ball.

Like I said, no one was proud. It wasn't the kind of game you brag about.
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
I don't ike to make predictions about a whole season in July. I can understand everyone having expectations low but some things to keep in mind

-This team will be physically bigger across the both fronts than any other UAB team.

-This isn't a group of freshman walk ons. There are a lot of guys that have played a lot of football at the JC level and have excelled. Probably 2/3 of the staters and a lot of the back ups will have played JC ball. Some are transfers from other FBS programs.

-Most of the incoming freshmen had multiple offers before picking us.

-They haven't seen live fire as a group but they've bought into the system and they've had up to 18 months to understand what is expected. Because so many have played in tough JC leagues you'll see leadership come very quickly

-They have a HUGE chip on their shoulders.
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RE: Realistic Win/Loss record
I think 4 to 5 five wins would be a reachable goal. Six would be an amazing season.

As Matt said above, though, just walking out onto the field for game one is a huge win. Everything else is gravy.
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