NON Conf games.
LOSE vs. TCU
@ Ole Miss
this seems just as realistic as predicting an 8 or 9 win season. This would be a 5-7 season. I hope it does not happen, but believe it to be a real possibility. The schedule, IMO, does NOT weigh in our favor… WPS
You absolutely are right. It could be that way. But they could go 6-2 in the conference (more likely 5-3) and win all four non-conference games to be 10-2 or 9-3. Probably somewhere in between is right. We have to think in terms of 9 conference-like games with TCU and the regular eight games.
While I don’t think it will happen, I was thinking today that it could play out just that way.
I think 5-7 is pretty much a “worse case scenario”, but it could happen.
I don’t see us losing 7 games, but I don’t see us winning 9 either. If you made me guess today (and I am not making an official prediction yet, waiting until camp is pretty much over) I would say either 6-6 or 7-5.
By the way one of the big swing games is Ole Miss. If they take some early loses, I could see them going the way of our JLS year. If they win early, they have the talent to be good still.
Quite a few swing games there. SC, TCU, A&M, Ole Miss, MSU and even Auburn. Very few team win or lose all the swing games.
Agree, I don’t guess I’ve ever gone into a season where I had NO IDEA how we were going to do… YES, let’s go with 9-3 as a compromise… in that scenario, are you saying the SEC L’s are AL, AUB, and LSU? Sure is an optimistic prediction that we go 2-2 (SEC) on the ROAD and 3-1 @ home with one of the wins actually being at a neutral site vs a team we have never beaten in the SEC…just sayin…
If there is going to be a breakout year like the most optimistic fans expect and like everybody else hopes for, they will absolutely have to be A&M for a change. Can you imagine the fuss if they went 11-1 and the loss was to A&M? Oh, my. It is hard to know if this Arkansas team is the one that was 7-4 through 11 games or 0-2 in the final games.
It could be 4-8 just as easily as 8-4. I am most worried about an injury to Austin, Devwah, Greenlaw, Jared, Sosa, Ramsey or Bijohn. It could unravel quickly with so little proven depth in these areas.