Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sliderNcider, Sep 23, 2013.
I forgot about the Hawaii game on Oct 19th if that gets added.
That's a nice easier win sandwiched in there
I think we can beat OSU
Have a chance against ASU and UofA. UCLA has a chance to be a close game,but that all depends on our defenses ability to control Hundley. Oregon and UW are going to be painful.
We may be able to find 3 wins between OSU, UH (maybe), USC (if Kiffin is still coach), Cal, and Utah.
Will be at least a 24 point home dog to Oregon, 14 point road dog to ASU, 7 point home dog to Zona,
16 point road dog to UCLA and 14 points road dog to Washington. The Hawaii game is a must schedule.
Early line shows we're a 10 point dog to Oregon St.
And @ ASU is a loss. We're not going to win that one.
Sorry guys, reality is about to set in. I still like what I am seeing though.
Yeah, I'd actually take 1 win in those games right now. Our only realistic chances are @OSU and UA at home. Of the remaining games, @ASU is maybe the one we are most likely to compete in. Whoever thinks we have a chance to win against a UCLA team that murdered kNU in Lincoln is funneling Kool-Aid.
You mean that team that allowed 600+ yards of offense to Wyoming? A good win for UCLA no doubt. Far from impressive IMHO. That being said obviously UCLA is a good team, they are #16 for a reason. If our D can play to its full ability I think we have a chance. At least to keep it close. Don't think we win, but they aren't an Oregon or a Stanford yet.
UCLA is good. UW is very good. UO is freakish.
We're not going to keep it close in any of those games, I'm afraid.
The rest in order of difficulty, from easiest to hardest, are OSU, UU, Cal, UA, USC, ASU. If we do manage to schedule Hawaii, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility to win three of those last six games. I'm not predicting it, but it's not a completely crazy thought, either. Take care of business this week, hope that Hawaii accepts the invite, and hope to be sitting at 4-1 going into the ASU game. That's a best-case scenario, IMO.
I'd put it this way:
(OSU=USC) < (UU = Cal) < (UA = ASU) < (UO = Furd)
Based on UU edging Utah State at home (in their Super Bowl - think CSU vs CU). Utah State then went to LA this weekend and played USC even.
Utah is >> USC this year. Th
I think there is a very good chance Kiffin will be fired by the time that game gets played. An interim coach will get a lot more out of that group. Let's not kid ourselves, USC has a lot more talent on their roster than we have.
That's true, but they have zero depth so injuries could hit them very hard
No one's kidding himself. USC has a better starting 22 than pretty much anyone they play. But it's not gelling on offense for them and they lack depth.
They could jump up to the mid to upper tier of PAC-12 play pretty quickly if Kessler gets more comfortable and their AD convinces Kiffin to let someone else have a go at play calling. Their play calling is absolutely brutal.
From a non-Kool Aid drinker's PoV:
We're going to get killed by UO, UW, and UCLA. Keeping it respectable and not having injuries are all we can hope for.
ASU is probably going to beat us, by virtue of the fact that they have better talent and it's in Tempe.
Which leaves OSU and UA. If we beat OSU - which is possible I think, UA at home becomes a game that is winnable as well. It's not really possible to prognosticate wins without a reasonable measuring stick. JMO.
Any major injuries makes winning even those two in doubt.
Should everything break our way and we get out of that stretch at 4-4, without any cupcake game to pad the schedule, it will still take a great effort to get to 6 wins. Cal is beatable, IMO. $C is eminently more talented than us, and even with Kiffin there we'll have to play mistake free ball at least on O and ST to win. $C's offense is terrible, but giving away TDs will still get us beat. UU looks good. Wilson looks good. I have a BYU fan friend who was at the game and swears that UU is nothing special, but if we come into that game with any injuries or don't play as well as we can, I could easily see us losing that game.
Hard to imagine that low of a line against Oregon given they just made Cal a 35 point underdog this week against Oregon. Your most likely win is OSU, but I have the feeling you will sneak up on one of the Arizona schools and steal a win from them.
Brutal stretch. UCLA has LBs that will give us fits and that offense should score at least 35.
if we win one game, great. if we win two, amazing. if we win three or more....
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