WARNING: I’m an eternal optimist - and, crashed and burned with my predictions for the 2018 season.
Having just watched the Red/White game, Ben Hicks seems to be a major improvement at quarterback and John Stephen Jones is no slouch in the Chad Morris offense. It will be interesting to see what Nick Starkel and KJ Jefferson can bring to the table, though I think both may be a year or so away. As a legitimate dual threat quarterback, Jefferson should eventually be primed to run the show for a couple of years. Talented kid and I love Connor Noland, but in my opinion, he is currently playing his best sport.
Overall, I thought the offense looked much more cohesive as well as explosive and Chief’s first and second team defense looked salty.
So here we go, and I would be interested in other opinions on the upcoming season. Bold print to indicate home games.
Aug. 31\tPortland State WIN
Sept. 7\t Ole Miss WIN
Sept. 14\tColorado State WIN
Sept. 21\tSan Jose State WIN
Sept. 28\tvs. Texas A&M LOSS
Oct. 12\t Kentucky LOSS
Oct. 19\tAuburn LOSS
Oct. 26\t Alabama LOSS
Nov. 2\tMississippi State WIN
Nov. 9\tWestern Kentucky WIN
Nov. 23\t LSU LOSS
Nov. 30\tMissouri (LR) WIN
As much as I hate to say it, A&M should be a winnable game, especially if the Razorbacks can get by Ole Miss in Oxford, though we seem to have some bad “moojoo” going for the moment with the Aggies. Although in Lexington, Kentucky should also be a winnable game.
As written and said numerous times by many folks last year, the quarterback position is the key in the Morris offense. Hicks is a definite upgrade.