The magic question: How are we going to do this year?
Many are sitting on pins and needles. Many of us have butterflies in our stomachs. We have talked about tradition. We have talked about change. We see a lot of things we like in Coach Rodriguez. We know that this is a young group, especially on offence. There are a whole lot more questions than we would like coming into the season. Quarterback? O-line? Who really knows? And although I do not consider the Utes a serious contenter to be a BCS crasher, they are not the creampuff you might like to help break in a virgin offence. Instead of a beautiful thoughtful Hollywoodesque lady of the evening to lead our young men into adulthood, we have a savvy streetwalker who is likely to snitch our wallet and keys, and have her pimp beat us up and toss us out into the back alley. We need to hit the ground running…
All of us like to think we know something about something. So lets have some of the loudmouths [and other more civilized men as well who had some culture instilled in them as undergrads] put up their predictions, game by game, on how things are going to go this season.
Here are my educated guesses:
Utah – They give us a run for our money and we squeak out a win.
Miami – They give us some much needed game time practice, a win.
Notre Dame – Charlie Weis is not a genius and his team will continue to be bad, a win for the Maize and Blue.
Wisconsin – We will try hard, hopefully have fun, and give them a run for their money, but they will be the better team, a loss.
Illinois – This is the only one I am unsure about. They could be good, but I think they have questions and we will have had enough game time experience to rise to occasion, a win for us.
Toledo – The nice gentle prostitute we should have been so lucky to start the season with, a win for us.
Penn State – They will be better than us, and the 9 win streak comes to an end, a loss.
Michigan State – They will be hungry, they will sense blood, and they will rise to the occasion, a loss.
Purdue – Snake oil will win the day, a win.
Minnesota – The Little Brown Jug stays where it belongs, a win.
Northwestern – They will not be able to out spread the spread master, a win.
Ohio State – In the shoe against a veteran, talented OSU team…hopefully we can keep it close…then again unless we can pull of a Bo, count this one as a loss.
Total: 8-4 and perhaps even a New Years Day bowl