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Rknsaw
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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby Rknsaw » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Not sure but who's brilliant idea was it to schedule a road game to Colorado State when we get beat at home by teams like Toledo. Not smart. Nothing to gain.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby SoArkHog » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 pm

Rknsaw wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Not sure but who's brilliant idea was it to schedule a road game to Colorado State when we get beat at home by teams like Toledo. Not smart. Nothing to gain.
That's what happens when Michigan pulls out at the last minute and leaves us with a scheduling hole. The best Arkansas could do was Colorado State and a road trip at that. Hard to put that on Long or any other athletic administrator.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby Eli82 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:46 am

I agree it is way too early... still trying to determine if I'm "half-empty" or "half-full"...

"Half-empty" me says... transition will be difficult given disparity of styles... new DC is coming off stint at Tx A&M where his defenses were mediocre to bad and they had more talent than he'll have in his new job... new HC appears to be an up and comer, but his experience as a head coach was not at an SEC level... and he's brought a bunch of people with him that have even less experience... oh yea, the recruiting haul for this year is likely to be so insignificant we won't even debate its ranking... Looks like 3-5 wins (at best) and no bowl.

"Half-full" me says... we finally have the mindset for modern day offense... and "the best DC" in the country... and our HC is an acclaimed recruiter with a staff full of close ties in Texas HS football... so without CBB and JL to hold us back... the sky is the limit (long term) and we'll be bowling again in 2018 with 7-9 wins in CCMs first year.

In fairness to CCM, we should all hold our tongues for at least a year... and just watch and root for the hogs. We won't know the answers to the most important questions for at least that long... will his offense work in the SEC? can the new DC succeed with a fast paced offense potentially NOT controlling the clock? can we recruit the type of players to be successful with the new style of play? how much of the existing roster can help? I'll probably have a hard time being silent too, but this will likely take a while... or more.

Which brings me to my biggest fear and most likely prediction... however long it takes for CCM and staff to rebuild a roster to their liking and gain a first hand understanding for what its like in the SEC (and then adjust accordingly), I'm afraid it will not be soon enough for the impatience of our fan base... and we'll start this do-loop all over again. Understand, that is NOT what I'm hoping for, but it does seem to me to be the pattern now days.

So I'm rooting for CCM to turn it around... and quickly before the wolves start circling again... GHG!

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby SilverFox » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:55 pm

i foresee no reliable, concrete reason to expect an abrupt upgrade in Hogs football fortunes over the course of the next two years. That would be a wonderful development, - - but I won't realistically count on it.

Whether the Hogs run the "spread"offense", the "pro style" offense or the "hike the ball and hope for the best" offense- - - along with the "4-3 defense, the 3-4 defense or the "snort, stomp, plow straight ahead and hope for the best" defense, - - - the same basic roster of players will be playing, and not a one of the new coaches can go out onto the playing field and play even a single down of football.

I'm TRULY hoping for "the best" for our guys come next September; - - - - - - - (but I'm not realistically EXPECTING "the best"). I DO, however have an increased measure of hope for overall program improvement, - - following the disheartening past two seasons of program regression, disillusionment and utter disappointment.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby dwp007 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:04 pm

It's no longer early, but I still think Morris and company exceed expectations.

8-4, plus bowl game.

Go Hogs.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby Dfarris » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:20 pm

For those of you that are predicting an 8 or 9 win regular season record against 3 or 4 losses I hope that you are correct, but honestly I believe if that happens then Coach Morris should be named NCAA Coach of the Year!
One poster even said 9-10 wins, seriously?
We all love our Razorbacks, but we have to be realistic these type of win totals probably won’t happen this quickly.

Those predicting this quick turn around are placing wins against LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and @ Missouri to end the season. I like you would love to see that happen, but in year one I don’t see that as a likely outcome.

My expectation is that we can get to bowl eligibility with 6 wins and the ceiling I believe is 7 regular wins. If we exceed 7 wins then hand Coach Morris that Coach of the Year Trophy.
We will all no much more after we see how well the Offense handles the transition to the new style of play.
I expect the defense to be much improved, but the offense can’t put them on the field for the bulk of the game minutes.

Go Hogs!

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby SuiGeneris » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:25 pm

6-6, with a win over Missouri or Ole Miss based on nothing but hopes and dreams.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby bakedhog19741 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:24 am

Dfarris wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:20 pm
For those of you that are predicting an 8 or 9 win regular season record against 3 or 4 losses I hope that you are correct, but honestly I believe if that happens then Coach Morris should be named NCAA Coach of the Year!
One poster even said 9-10 wins, seriously?
We all love our Razorbacks, but we have to be realistic these type of win totals probably won’t happen this quickly.

Those predicting this quick turn around are placing wins against LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and @ Missouri to end the season. I like you would love to see that happen, but in year one I don’t see that as a likely outcome.

My expectation is that we can get to bowl eligibility with 6 wins and the ceiling I believe is 7 regular wins. If we exceed 7 wins then hand Coach Morris that Coach of the Year Trophy.
We will all no much more after we see how well the Offense handles the transition to the new style of play.
I expect the defense to be much improved, but the offense can’t put them on the field for the bulk of the game minutes.

Go Hogs!

These predictions were made quite a long time ago, I’ve been waiting for HogAuthority to post his annual thread. He hasn’t yet. I think with what I’ve seen with the practice reports, no separation in the QB race, and no stand outs at either WR or DB (at least that has been reported) my prediction as of today is 6-6 (and I think we lose the bowl game).

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby BobgHawg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:01 pm

SilverFox wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:55 pm
i foresee no reliable, concrete reason to expect an abrupt upgrade in Hogs football fortunes over the course of the next two years. That would be a wonderful development, - - but I won't realistically count on it.

Whether the Hogs run the "spread"offense", the "pro style" offense or the "hike the ball and hope for the best" offense- - - along with the "4-3 defense, the 3-4 defense or the "snort, stomp, plow straight ahead and hope for the best" defense, - - - the same basic roster of players will be playing, and not a one of the new coaches can go out onto the playing field and play even a single down of football.

I'm TRULY hoping for "the best" for our guys come next September; - - - - - - - (but I'm not realistically EXPECTING "the best"). I DO, however have an increased measure of hope for overall program improvement, - - following the disheartening past two seasons of program regression, disillusionment and utter disappointment.
I agree 100%. I had thought last year would be a good year and of course it was not.
So I think I will be a wait and see fan this year.

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Re: Way too Early 2018 Razorback Football Predictions

Postby Swine Fusion » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:06 pm

Colorado State is terrible. They may be the easiest team on the schedule.
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