An 0-2 start would be disasterous, especially with trips to Nebraska and Ohio State looming. That'd be nearly an 8-4 ceiling to start.
We simply cannot lose to both 'Bama and Notre Dame.
If recent history remains on our side (we're 6-1 against Notre Dame in the past 7 years, their lone win coming in 2008 against our 3-9 team), then hopefully we can fight off the Irish for yet another year. Denard seems to go crazy that game, hah.