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Ok, so let me ask this to those who come here frequently (and those that don't):

What is your expectation for the season (record wise)?

With the twist of... ok, so you set your expectations, so what do you think is REALLY going to happen?

Me? My expectation is 6-6. Withers has had multiple recruiting classes now to stock his roster, and it is time for those players to start producing.

Now, what do I think is really going to happen? Probably 4 wins.

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I expect 6 wins. He came in saying we shouldn't be patient. He's had the time, he's (in the words of Bill Parcells) bought the groceries, it's year 3 (I don't buy that year 1 was year 0 crap). It's time to produce.

That said, we probably win 4 or 5.

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Expected: 8 wins

Reality: 4 wins

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Expected: 4
-Until I can see a solid 2-deep at most positions, I'm not going to believe we won't need Brewer to play C, OG, OT or Dean Taylor to play DT and DE or London to play ILB and OLB.

Reality: 4
-Same as above and have not yet seen players take claim to a position and become a quality star. None at DB, None at DL, None at WR, none at TE, and NONE yet at QB. RB has potential, OLB/ILB has talent, DL has potential.


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I expected 6 wins this season.
Withers will lead us to three victories. We may win one more if the offense can over come his ability to squander time at the end of the second and fourth quarters.

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my most optimistic outcome:

L @ Rutgers
W vs TX Southern
W @ S Alabama
L @ UTSA
L vs Louisiana
W vs GA Southern
W @ LA Monroe
W vs NM State
W @ GA State
L vs App State
L @ Troy
L vs Ark State

reality bites: 3-9

no qb, 1 good ol, 3 decent rb (none truly good), 1 good wr (also a midget) - to say it's going to be a struggle on offense (again) this season would be infringing upon captain obvious's territory.

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4 Wins. I expect 4 wins and it will be 4 wins.

The team is soooooooooo young, still. Could be some closer losses this season, but .500 or better ball isn't in the cards until 2019.

I will say that I'm getting a bit antsy for fall camp to get here. Will be fun getting the new players in and seeing how the QB situation is.

Unlike, Saul, I liked what I saw from the RBs last season. The young OL struggled and that's where the biggest improvement needs to be made.

WR (outside of Watts) and TE are two positions begging for players to step up and stand out.

I want fun/exciting football this season. Not fits and starts with some great plays mixed in with mental mistakes and carelessness with the football. This needs to be a (relatively) good season to recruit solid players on. A season that shows the promise of an upward trajectory.

2019 is the breakout season :twisted:


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Expecting 6 wins, will probably end up with only 4 since we always tend to under-achieve.

Maybe one day players will stop leaving or getting thrown off the team so that we can develop some depth.


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txstlinds wrote:
Unlike, Saul, I liked what I saw from the RBs last season. The young OL struggled and that's where the biggest improvement needs to be made.

that's fair.

i think my meh-ness w/ that group is that they are all decent but not one of them stands out as being really good. granted, they could all be awesome and it's the ol holding them back. i just don't see any 1 of them that i think is say...robert lowe or terrance franks or even marcus curry.

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The expectation for this season should be 5 to 6 wins. The team should be markedly more competitive. This is the season I have been waiting on. My expectations for Withers have been tempered based on the shit-show and horrible culture he inherited.

I will predict 4 wins that will play out 1 of 2 ways:

A. 4 wins and we look the same as we did last year where it's clear we are a notch below the rest of the Sun Belt. We are beat handily in half of our games. Boko breaks a tooth during an 'incident in the stands' at the UTSA game. Larry is given a 20 year extension. At this point, I will begin to reserve my seat on the 'Run Withers out Town' bandwagon.

B. 4 wins and we are a tough out in almost every game we play. We look a lot like Troy did 3 years ago as they rebuilt their program. You can feel momentum building. Larry is fired after they discover he's been stealing office supplies for the past few years.


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Four wins.

Have some quality pieces (Brewer, London, Griffin) that are all-conference type guys but still super young. Only eight scholarship seniors and unsure how good QB play will be.


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I hope for 6 wins but will only predict 3 over TSU, NMSU, and GS.

Our defense got a lot better last year. If our offense can make similar improvement then I think we can maybe win 5 or 6. Hopefully our QB situation is better than I think it is.


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Withers told us not to be patient, so I will not be patient. He talked a big game, so it is time for results. My expectation is 7 wins. My reality is 4 wins and Withers moves to the hot seat unless there are indications of magic emerging (see the Troy reference earlier in thread).

I don't feel good about the QB situation at all, which leaves us one-dimensional on offense. Our young OL continues to make me very nervous.

Larry gets arrested for falating himself when the camera cuts to him during the 8th game. Gets a raise anyway.

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Expectations are low and interest is fading. I give the football team 3 wins.


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I'm just going to go ahead with:

L @ Rutgers
W vs TX Southern
L @ S Alabama
W @ UTSA (would be great)
W vs Louisiana (need)
W vs GA Southern
L @ LA Monroe
W vs NM State (you better win)
L @ GA State
L vs App State
L @ Troy
L vs Ark State

Texas State:The only school where 5-7 is a sucessful season.


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