someone let radioactive Stephen A Smith into the state again
This will be the third year in a row that I make my OFFICIAL WAY TOO SPECIFIC PREDICTION thread. The previous versions are linked at the bottom. So please, if you want to look stupid next offseason, and only care to post in ONE MORE prediction thread, make it this one. And please, no cushy ranges.
"I predict that we'll go between 15-0 and 7-6. Prove me wrong."
That is terrible, and you are doing this wrong. Give me an exact total. While you are at it, give me other totals. Other facts that we can glean at the start of the 2015 season. Will Funchess get the Braylon dropsies? Will he sprout a third arm and catch everything? Does Shane start at any point, and why? Does our offensive line congeal? Over/under on sleeved days for Brady Hoke: 2.5. Headsetted days: 4.5. How about the B1G East? Are we in a ridiculously good division? PSU? OSU? MSU? Maryland? Yada yada yada...
Our winner from 2012, Logan88, was again dead on with this opinion:
No, I too am not nearly as high on NWestern as the media. Their schedule next year is much more difficult than it was last season. I know that they are returning a lot of good players and I think they will do their usual job of scaring the sh&t out of just about every team they play but for all of that they will still finish no better than 8-4 in the regular season IMO.
Last year, Logan's worst case scenario sans the bowl came true, as his floor was set at 7-5. I anxiously await his verdict on this season... hopefully there is no mention of 26 of anything for -26 of another thing.
The person with the best prognostication from last year? Not THE KNOWLEDGE. I think that guy is dead. Actually, nobody was pessimistic enough to be correct, so I am awarding the 2013 win to Wolfman, for this:
I predict Al Borges will not be retained for the 2014 season.
I'll admit that I was still on Team Borges at the beginning of the year. I will post my thoughts below. Meanwhile, please peruse the previous two WAY TOO SPECIFIC PREDICTION threads.
Because I want to get as many predictions as possible, and because I know you people are tired of these threads and just want football to start, if you post in this thread, feel free to print out the image located below and display it proudly somewhere by your desk. It will make you feel good about yourself, and will make others gravitate towards you.
I know a couple of folks here listen to Colin Cowherd, so I expected to see this as a thread. In his final 15 minutes, he discussed the tension between the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh, and how JH could choose to leave at the end of the season. That combined with a season similar to last years (which I don't think will happen....of course i didn't think last year would happen either) then Hoke could be replaced. I love Brady Hoke, as a person, a coach, and a representative of the school. I have met him, talked to him on the phone (yes I was giggling the entire time), and heard his recruiting pitch. I would settle for Lloyd Carr numbers for 15 years as long as he is at the helm. However...I think it is unanimous that Jim Harbaugh is an upgrade. Personally, I would have mixed emotions about him as a coach. It's hard for me to picture anyone else being a better guy for Michigan, than Brady Hoke.
edit: MOD please move to Board
so, a few years back i started putting up those miniprograms you see around here during football:
as you can see, from the chart below, readership on these has declined over the years. it does, to a degree mirror fan excitement with the first games after a Sugar Bowl win topping the list of "most reads" along with a few ND and MSU games. Games like Eastern and UMass get pretty low reads, i might not even have gotten them up on time.
anyway, this is basically a heads up that, without a real significant outcry from the board, i am going to trim down the output to just a few a year, i am thinking right now it would be ND, MSU, PSU and OSU. i will try to have the ND one up prior to the opener so that at least the UM roster and depth chart will be correct, but it may have the ND roster info on it.
if there are any comments, thoughts, improvements to be made on this, i am open to it.
A co-worker of mine, from a rival school, passed this along...
Devin Funchess, Jake Ryan, and Blake Countess. Blake Countess might not even be the starter at CB week 1, has this ever happened before in the history of football?
Our good "pal" Bret Bielema apparently doesn't know how good his Arkansas team is...but has a range of where he thinks they should be ranked:
"I don't think we're No. 76. I don't think we're No. 1," Bielema told reporters before an appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. "I think we're somewhere in between."
Guess he will find out pretty quickly how good they are:
However, the schedule isn’t kind for the Razorbacks, who open at Auburn, the defending SEC champion and national championship runner-up, and then play at Texas Tech two weeks later. If there’s some saving grace, the Razorbacks do get Alabama and LSU at home.
He is Number 1 for Drunk OMG Shirtless!!! though: