Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Aug 17, 2009.
Eight with a chance at nine with in the bowl game. And I will be very happy with that.
I would say that if we get some momentum after a 4-0 start (which I think is very possible)and go into Texas and not get demolished and come back the next week and rail KU, then that 10th win could be a bowl game.
Winning season = YES.
10 wins = NO.
If we start off the year at 5-1, I'd say a 10-win season is well within our grasp. Going 5-1 against OSU, A&M, NU, MU, ISU, and KSU isn't completely out of the question.
With this schedule, if they don't win at least 8 we have issues.
No, 8 wins.
Screw being realistic. My second homer vote in the last week!
Can we win 10 games? Sure, but will we is the question? I say no, I'm thinking 8 or 9 wins at this point.
Actually, the question is "can we" not "will we".
Sure we can.
" Hawk the builder, yes we CAN!"
Yep, that is my meaning of the poll. I am not saying WILL we, I am saying if everything goes right ( I know that sounds silly) CAN WE? Do you feel it's possible? Or even with a lot of luck with no injuries and the ball bouncing our way we have no shot?
Can he win 10 games, yes, it IS possible, if everything he claims about how the team is improving is true, Will he win 10 games? I dont think so, I dont think DH is that great a coach, and not a very good game day coach. I think he'll win at least 8 games, dont know if its w/ or w/o a bowl win.
sure, why not?
it is possible. likely? maybe not, but certainly possible.
If everything goes right and the ball bounces their way, the best they can do is 8 wins. I'd be more confident if either line was returning the majority of starters from the previous season. 10 wins is what you strive for, but totally out of the question this season.
I'm not sure it's out of the question. They have a pretty favorable schedule. I really see 2 no hopers on the schedule UT and OSU.
Apparently missing that bowl game was not quite the bold strategy we needed, huh?:lol:
What this team needs is an entire season of training table and S&C work. **** playing any games, since winning them is apparently impossible.
Complaining about our lines being inexperienced for this coming season and yet spending several weeks last fall arguing that the extra bowl practices are pointless is quite odd.
if you group the games by difficulty, from toughest to least tough:
i see 4 MUST WINS and 4 SHOULD WINS. if you pull all those off (which is asking for a big improvement over the first 3 years of the hawk era), then manage 2 of the remaining 4, you've got your 10 wins. improbable? maybe. but, certainly not impossible.
No it did.....give guys time to get healthy and rest.
The problem is that there is a lack of talent on the defensive line.
The offensive line is not set and therefore a question mark
Quarterback confidence is unknown
Wide receivers that have the ability to seperate or make plays in traffic are dropping like flies.
I think the O-line is set more than the public knows. They are gonna be good. We get Simas back, that will help after Toledo. QB confidence is up just like the entire teams confidence is up.
You think it might have helped guys like Givens having that extra practice time? You think it might have helped selling the whole "bowl team" concept on the recruiting trail might have helped land a couple more big-time recruits we could use this year?
The problem with the defensive line is not a lack of talent, it is a lack of experience. You think guys like Goree, Cunningham, and Obi (guys we need to step up this year) couldn't have used that little extra practice time?
The argument that this program is better off because we missed a bowl in 2008 is still completely stupid.
I would put fusker and KU in tier 2 and move Mizzou down to tier 3. I would also move Toledo up to tier 2 or 3. Also swap A&M and KJuco.
It's a favorable schedule if you're Ole Miss or Penn State.
For CU it's just a schedule that finally isn't brutal but still has some decent opponents nonetheless.
Firstly, it's lower tiered bowls that I believe are a waste of time. Like I said all of last year, Alamo and up and you're all good. Otherwise stay home and chill.
No and obviously seeing the conniptions that you're having over simmons shows how difficult it is to get guys to come to CU with or without the bowl game since they have to go after questionable guys for talent.
And the problem on the D line is a lack of talent. And those extra 15 wouldn't have helped either.
And that's fine you feel that way, but bowl games are mainly a business tool for a lot of entities other than the team and for the coach to have something on his resume that says..."I accomplished this (even if it's the Hershey Kiss Bowl)."
Not worth discussing this further, but you really are not understanding why we're having trouble attracting the talent we need. I look forward to posts this Fall when we're 8-4 and you worrying that we might need to turn a bowl bid down.
You're using Ole miss as an example? A team that went from 3 wins in 2007 to 9 wins in 2008. Ok, :thumbsup:
CU has talent now and they have experience in a lot of areas.
2000 we went 3-8
2001 we went 11-2
2008 we went 5-7
2009 - ten wins is completely possible.
I see a lot of parallels between the '89 team, the '01 team and this one. This team is primed to exceed expectations.
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