The schedule is reasonably navigable. The Buffs open at Hawaii and then get three home games, Colorado State being the most difficult opponent of that bunch in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. It’s reasonable to suggest that they could be 4-0 right out of the chute. It’s also possible that 2-2 happens and there begins to be a wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then, you’re maybe looking at two wins to be bowl eligible, which is a reasonable goal. This reclamation project on paper looks like it should be easier than digging SJSU from football Hades since this is Colorado … a program with a history of success … but the Pac-12 is not exactly the WAC (where San Jose State was when MacIntyre rescued the program). The rough aspect for Colorado is that its swing games are on the road, games like Washington State and Oregon State. http://bloguin.com/thestudentsection/football/colorado-football-is-coming-back-under-macintyre.html Buffs have been getting mixed press this summer. Some dismiss CU as a bottom feeder and expect more of the same. Some respect CU as a cellar dweller, but see a team that would be in a bowl game if it wasn't playing in the Pac-12 South, looking up at 5 bowl teams in its division, and dealing with a Pac-12 schedule of 4 home/ 5 away. Within that, they all seem to like MacIntyre and think he's doing a good job, which goes to how little they thought of the program before. But within those who are in that second group that sees the schedule & division as the issue, it seems like there's a bit of a feeling that MacIntyre did it before. No one predicted 10 wins and a Top 25 finish in his third season at SJSU. Can he repeat that magic?