Looking ahead to 2020

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#1
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Fri.___Sept. 4___Illinois State
Sat.___Sept. 12__UConn
Sat.___Sept. 19__Bowling Green
Sat.___Sept. 26__--bye---
Sat.___Oct. 3____at Rutgers
Sat.___Oct. 10___at Nebraska
Sat.___Oct. 17___Purdue (Homecoming)
Sat.___Oct. 24___Minnesota
Sat.___Oct. 31___at Wisconsin
Sat.___Nov. 7____Iowa
Sat.___Nov. 14___at Indiana
Sat.___Nov. 21___Ohio State
Sat.___Nov. 28___at Northwestern
 
#4
the Front Range
I’m seeing 6-6 as long as we can beat NW or a big home game upset (such as Iowa). I dunno, this isn’t a gimme. If we can actually upgrade our position depth, we might have a shot at another bowl. That Minn, at wisc, Iowa, at Indiana, Ohio St looks to be an ugly stretch. I bet the fan base will overthrow and revolt during the stretch. I can see us lose everyone of those.
 
#5
We have to start 4-0.

Then we can win our homecoming game versus Purdue, and shock the world with a victory over Ohio State to get to 6-6.
 
#6
BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Need our redshirts, transfers, and players returning from injury to help this team make big jumps on both sides of the ball next year.
 
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#8
I see anywhere from 5-9 wins next season with 6 or 7 being most likely. We shouldn't be losing much and I hope to see us add a couple impact transfers in weak positions like we did this season. Its still way too soon to say with this team though
 
#9
6 should again be the bar on the low end, with the reality being 8 or 9 is easily possible, with anything more than that being the gods shining on us.

Of course, some of this could change with roster rollover during the late winter and spring.
 
#10
We need to add depth to be able to avoid situations like we had today. It'll be nice to have Ford in the mix next year. He's going to be a big time weapon. We need some help on that defensive line and in the defensive backfield.
 
#12
We need to add depth to be able to avoid situations like we had today. It'll be nice to have Ford in the mix next year. He's going to be a big time weapon. We need some help on that defensive line and in the defensive backfield.
Hope we throw to him. We have thrown to Barker some but not enough
 
#13
Bonnaroo Land
Y'all are seeing 6 wins? I think the bar here is 8 given another year older, barely losing our starters, and the talent we'll be adding. Am I wrong here? At least 8 and I'll be happy.
Given all you mentioned, less than 7 would be not ideal.
 
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#14
Fri.___Sept. 4___Illinois State
Sat.___Sept. 12__UConn
Sat.___Sept. 19__Bowling Green
Sat.___Sept. 26__--bye---
Sat.___Oct. 3____at Rutgers
Sat.___Oct. 10___at Nebraska
Sat.___Oct. 17___Purdue (Homecoming)
Sat.___Oct. 24___Minnesota
Sat.___Oct. 31___at Wisconsin
Sat.___Nov. 7____Iowa
Sat.___Nov. 14___at Indiana
Sat.___Nov. 21___Ohio State
Sat.___Nov. 28___at Northwestern
Here's my interpretation of how next season should play out.
Illinois st.....W
Uconn........ W
Bowling...... W although not easy
Rutgers...... W
Nebraska .. L @ nebraska tough
To beat at home
Purdue..... W
Minnesota.. W
Wisconsin L avenge the loss
Iowa .... W finally beat them !
Indiana.. W
Ohio st.... L
N' western.. W.....

That puts us at 9 and 3 and ranked in the top 25 for the first time in forever.... Not unreasonable expectations right???
(Being facetious)
In all actuality its possible but tough...
7 and 5.. or 8 and 4 are more likely and the bar should be set at minimum of 7...
 
#15
I think the expectation on a yearly basis should be 7 wins. If you meet that expectation your bowling with a win to spare and if you exceed expectations your going to a solid bowl and most likely beating superior teams.
 
#17
I would love to see 9-3 and I think it's possible but I think 7 Is most likely. Hopefully with some more of these wins looking less fluky since we should have some more depth
 
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Orange Krush '04 & '05
Fri.___Sept. 4___Illinois State W
Sat.___Sept. 12__UConn W
Sat.___Sept. 19__Bowling Green W
Sat.___Sept. 26__--bye---
Sat.___Oct. 3____at Rutgers W
Sat.___Oct. 10___at Nebraska W
Sat.___Oct. 17___Purdue (Homecoming) W
Sat.___Oct. 24___Minnesota L
Sat.___Oct. 31___at Wisconsin L
Sat.___Nov. 7____Iowa L
Sat.___Nov. 14___at Indiana W
Sat.___Nov. 21___Ohio State L
Sat.___Nov. 28___at Northwestern W
8-4. Let's take the next step.
 
#20
Morris, IL
Looks like a Zook year: Win the first six, lose that last six.
 
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#22
I can see this going 4-8 or 8-4 and anywhere in between.
 
#23
Cincinnati, OH
We have to start 4-0.

Then we can win our homecoming game versus Purdue, and shock the world with a victory over Ohio State to get to 6-6.

This is the non-negotiable. Have to be 4-0 going into that Nebraska game. Anything below that would be unacceptable barring a massive upset later on in the season to make up for the terrible loss.
 
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#24
Cincinnati, OH
Start 4-0. Find a way to win two games amongst the string of @Nebraska, Purdue, and Minnesota. Beat one of Iowa or Northwestern. Win the bowl game to get to 8 wins? That's the goal (for me).


**Subject to change.
 
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#25
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
Start 4-0. Find a way to win two games amongst the string of @Nebraska, Purdue, and Minnesota. Beat one of Iowa or Northwestern. Win the bowl game to get to 8 wins? That's the goal (for me).


**Subject to change.
Expectations should be and will be higher than that for next year, and they should be.
 
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