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Time for our annual August predictions thread.

if you want to participate, state what you think our regular season record will be this year. remember, we have 13 games. A range is OK. You do not have to explain how you reached the number you give, but you can explain if you want to. If you want to make predictions on other things (QB, for example) feel free, but as a addendum to the season prediction.

There is no prize for having the most accurate prediction. Just self-satisfaction.

I predict 4 wins. It could be more; it could be less. Four is the midpoint of what I think reasonably possible.

We are favored in only 2 games at this point, PVAM and UTEP. So I start with those two. Then I add two more, that I think the coaching of Coach Bloomgren can get us. I think likely those extra two wins will come in CUSA games,, so we may go into the last game needing a win to get to four. This is me being optimistic.

We lost a lot of top players from a 1-11 team. The replacements may be unknowns, and their back ups are even more unknowns. We are depending on Coach Bloomgren to mix the ingredients in his own way to produce a better pizza. I think he will, to the tune of a final 4-9 season.

More importantly, I hope all 13 games are barnburners.

JMHO. If you agree or disagree, say so.

I hope to be wrong, on the low side. I fear being too high.

I hope the four games, plus or minus, are the first step in an upward tilt in our program. But that is a subject for next years prediction thread.

In any case, always and forever, GO OWLS!!!
08-01-2018 09:55 AM
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(08-01-2018 09:55 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  Time for our annual August predictions thread.

if you want to participate, state what you think our regular season record will be this year. remember, we have 13 games. A range is OK. You do not have to explain how you reached the number you give, but you can explain if you want to. If you want to make predictions on other things (QB, for example) feel free, but as a addendum to the season prediction.

There is no prize for having the most accurate prediction. Just self-satisfaction.

I predict 4 wins. It could be more; it could be less. Four is the midpoint of what I think reasonably possible.

We are favored in only 2 games at this point, PVAM and UTEP. So I start with those two. Then I add two more, that I think the coaching of Coach Bloomgren can get us. I think likely those extra two wins will come in CUSA games,, so we may go into the last game needing a win to get to four. This is me being optimistic.

We lost a lot of top players from a 1-11 team. The replacements may be unknowns, and their back ups are even more unknowns. We are depending on Coach Bloomgren to mix the ingredients in his own way to produce a better pizza. I think he will, to the tune of a final 4-9 season.

More importantly, I hope all 13 games are barnburners.

JMHO. If you agree or disagree, say so.

I hope to be wrong, on the low side. I fear being too high.

I hope the four games, plus or minus, are the first step in an upward tilt in our program. But that is a subject for next years prediction thread.

In any case, always and forever, GO OWLS!!!

I think coaching will make that much of a difference. I predict 6 wins 7 losses.
08-01-2018 10:09 AM
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5 wins +/- 1.
08-01-2018 10:13 AM
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Four wins.
PV, UAB, UTEP, ODU
08-01-2018 10:22 AM
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I think the coaching change-- not just the head coach, but all the coordinators and assistants-- adds 2 - 3 wins, and the new focus on special teams play adds another 1 - 2 wins.

Consequently, I'll go be an optimistic prediction of 6 wins.
08-01-2018 10:58 AM
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3 wins.

Average attendance under 7.5K per game, not counting the free handouts to little girls cheer teams and the fake tickets that IMG buys.

Those 3 games will be close. The others will be blow outs.
08-01-2018 11:03 AM
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2 wins according to Vegas

4 wins is what I’m expecting

6 wins I’d be extremely happy. That’s bordering on miracle considering our loss of talent.
08-01-2018 11:04 AM
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4-9
08-01-2018 11:05 AM
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4-9
08-01-2018 02:28 PM
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3-10
08-01-2018 03:07 PM
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New years day bowl game
08-01-2018 03:11 PM
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(08-01-2018 03:11 PM)THRILL Wrote:  New years day bowl game

Ok, but how many wins?
08-01-2018 03:18 PM
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(08-01-2018 03:11 PM)THRILL Wrote:  New years day bowl game

Hope you're right, but pardon me if I don't put money on it.
08-01-2018 03:32 PM
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(08-01-2018 03:32 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(08-01-2018 03:11 PM)THRILL Wrote:  New years day bowl game

Hope you're right, but pardon me if I don't put money on it.

8-5
08-01-2018 03:48 PM
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2-11
08-01-2018 04:18 PM
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Regular season - 7 wins
08-01-2018 04:30 PM
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RE: Predictions
vs Prairie View: Win
vs Houston: Loss
at Hawaii: Loss
at Southern Miss: Loss
at Wake Forest: Loss
vs UTSA: Win
vs UAB: Win
at FIU: Win
at North Texas: Win
vs UTEP: Win
at LA Tech: Loss
at LSU: Loss
vs Old Dominion: Win

Record:7-6, everyone rejoices, momentum is built, fans come back, recruiting shifts into overdrive.
08-01-2018 04:50 PM
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RE: Predictions
4-9:

PV: Win
UH: Loss
UHi: Win
USM: Loss
WF: Loss
UTSA: Loss
UAB: Loss
FIU: Loss
UNT: Loss
UTEP: Win
LA Tech: Loss
LSU: Loss
ODU: Win
08-01-2018 05:02 PM
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7-6
08-01-2018 05:13 PM
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(08-01-2018 05:02 PM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  4-9:

PV: Win
UH: Loss
UHi: Win
USM: Loss
WF: Loss
UTSA: Loss
UAB: Loss
FIU: Loss
UNT: Loss
UTEP: Win
LA Tech: Loss
LSU: Loss
ODU: Win

I think we lose in Hawaii. I'll go with 3-10.
Our coaching staff will have to be superb in their planning and schemes and we would have to go virtually unscathed in the injury department to come up with 5-6 wins against this schedule.
But, hey...I guess it could happen. And I really hope it does.
08-01-2018 05:41 PM
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