Orange teams of the recent past, IMO, have had a tendency to get cocky after winning just a game or two. Will be an interesting statement tomorrow to see if the new coaches have impacted that culture. I hope we see the lunchbox over the hypebox tomorrow and sustained improvement. The old saying, most football teams make the most improvement from game 1 to game 2 doesn't seem to apply to us given the 1-5 recent record. Hopefully, the boys just do what they need to do, take care of business and get out without anymore injuries.
And, for the record, I hate having these negative thoughts but I suppose that's what 20 yrs of bad to mediocre football does to you. This team feels exciting and I want to believe...
First, I won't believe. So there.
Second, they literally have one playmaker. 1! and he's not a QB. If we can't stop a running back from running all over us, then we deserve to lose.
Is it negative? Or, simply realism based upon, as you mentioned, what the past 20 years or so has been like relative to SU football? IMO, it's realistic, real world stuff, vs. the "hypebox" one game whirlwind tizzy that has transpired here since Saturday night.
Hopefully, after Saturday night that 1-5 record has improved so that next Saturday's Purdue game indeed has all of the deserving excitement, etc. and helps us get that home crowd North of 40K.
I'm cautiously guarded at this point. Although, not the same scale, this game brings a bit of that Maryland concern for me and how quickly hope, excitement, etc. can quickly become derailed as an SU football fan.
It seems like some posters want to hedge their bets so no matter what happens on Saturday they can say “I told you so” after the game.
The refs took 2 UCF touchdowns off the board.Our team speed is going to give them fits … after watching the Louisville D last night totally shutdown UCF after halftime was impressive. Louisville’s D really had their hands full with our O. I just can’t see UConn having much luck slowing us down.
Are you talking about SWC? He always does a post on why we'll win and a post on why the opponent will win. He even does it when we play FCS schools. It's a tradition, not a hedge.It seems like some posters want to hedge their bets so no matter what happens on Saturday they can say “I told you so” after the game.
UCF QB missed a wide open receiver standing on the goal line on the last play of the game. He never saw him and chose to throw into double coverage and it got picked.They wouldn't have gotten the TD's without the penalties. They also cost Louisville a score by not calling an obvious targeting call.
And???? Happens all the time … receivers get missed. Should we go back and adjust the scores of the games where a guy wasn’t thrown to when wide open?UCF QB missed a wide open receiver standing on the goal line on the last play of the game. He never saw him and chose to throw into double coverage and it got picked.