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Schedule is up. Here’s how it looks:
(photo props to cubuffs.com)
8/31 – Colorado State (at Denver) – Win. Should’ve been a win last year.
9/7 – Central Arkansas – Win. There’s no way we lose to another FCS school
9/14 – Fresno State – Coin Flip. Well, there’s lots for the new coaches to learn from last year’s disaster. There’s no way it happens again, even if Fresno has a kid named Carr running the offense.
9/28 – At Oregon St – Loss. Good defense and strong passing game against a weak secondary means we’re looking at a long day.
10/5 – Oregon – Loss. Too fast. Too much talent. Hopefully it won’t be a complete humiliation.
10/12 – At Arizona St. – Loss. Taylor Kelly will shred our secondary.
10/26 – Arizona - Coin Flip. If CU isn’t in full tailspin mode, this is a winnable game. Suspect defense, they’re losing their starting QB, RichFraud is their coach. It’s possible
11/2 – At UCLA – Loss. Their offense is solid, their coach (assuming Jim Mora stays) is good, they’re young, they’re fast. Nuff said.
11/9 – At Washington - Coin Flip. They just feel like a very average, beatable team. Will be tougher playing on the road though. That place is a madhouse.
11/16 – Cal - Win. This may seem like a stretch, but they have a brand new coaching staff and the guy who really built the program into a power just got shitcanned.
11/23 – USC - Loss. Despite the fact that Lane Kiffin is a horrible coach, are weak at QB (since Barkely graduates) and they’ve had several decommitments over the past week, it won’t matter. They’re just too fast and too talented.
11/30 – At Utah - Win. This is one we should’ve won last year. That loss was 100% on the coaches. The players gave it their all for the entire game. The coaches didn’t teach how to finish and it showed. It’ll be a different story in 2013.
Pessimistically, we’re looking at a 4 win season. Which of course would be a huge improvement over 2012.
Optimistically. we’re looking at 6-6, which would be a bit of a miracle (but would also get us bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 when we lost to a rebuilding Alabama led by first year head coach Nick Saban.
Realistically, it’s gonna be 5-7. We might get one of those “coin flip” games to go our way, but we have just as much of a chance to see one of those solid wins go the other way. 6-6 and a bowl game (doesn’t matter how crappy of a bowl game, because it would be our first since 2007) would be an absolute dream, but the chances of that happening are pretty slim.
So, that leaves us at 4 or 5 wins for 2013. The incoming freshmen will hate it, but for the upperclassmen and the alumni, an immediate jump of 3-4 wins will make all the difference for 2014.
Would love to see six, but will be happy with four.Google+