Just making a bowl is thinking too small. This is a very good team. The level of the qb’s performance is unbelievable. Best rb in the conference. A core six group of receivers that are all playing career best, one elevating to all conference level. A veteran ol that is capable of more than they have appeared to do to this point, but has graded highly on pff and football outsiders run blocking. Still need to do better in pass pro.
defense, best pair of corners in the conference, excellent lb’s, very good additions to the secondary. The dl scraps and makes disruptive plays. Great tackling team. You don’t get to be 12 on total defense and 9th in scoring defense just because you whipped an fcs school. Those numbers are not flukes.
specials, AS has been great, the KO guy is kicking them deep, and punter is an asset.
these guys have played better than I expected, I’m talking about how they have played not the record, and I was expecting no worse than 4-1 at this point record wise.
the level of coaching in all three phases is the best collectively as it has been in a long time.
yep the schedule is hard but nine wins means going .500 the rest of the way. They can do that.
Maybe amongst the fanbase, I doubt inside the locker room.
But yeah -- let's get win #6 against NC State, and end all doubt. People were saying some of those same things about the 2018 team, and then they met and outshot that minimum threshold. Hoping the same holds true in 2022.
I think all those are mostly fair except for Notre Dame. I see that game as a 50/50 coin flip at home.
Hard to get much of a feel for ND. If they can beat BYU tomorrow they will be 5-2 against SU as the next two games are Stanford and UNLV. I am interested to see how they look tomorrow against BYU.
Maybe but what will our DL look like by then. In the 4th quarter of the UVA game after the injury to our best DT UVA finally started to attack on the ground and started to gash us. Run D is going to be a major major issue moving forward.
We had the turnovers and the offense was stalling in the second half of UVA. I think that UVA drive where they ran it down are throats was fatigue. At least it was a factor .
Even then, I assume Anae goes and Beck takes over. I dont think he / his wife were moving for a one year gig. He's well situated here. They seem to be really enjoying the community too. There's something to be said for stability in coaching when most rarely get it. The Beck's seem to appreciate it and are good people. We want them to stay.Get to 6 wins
Get to 9 wins
Cross our fingers that Bronco Mendenhall’s name isn’t associated with any P5 openings
If we can score points (+33) teams won’t be able to run as much….and we shouldn’t face another QB as good as that Purdue kid. We’re going to see some good defenses though.
(I don’t like how much FSU is being discounted. They’ve looked pretty to me.)
yes, and they can really run the ball, very balanced offensively. I don't worry about the 1 win thing, our track record against everyone in the Atlantic minus BC and Wake has been crap since we joined the league, since most of our teams have been crap. this team is not crap, not at all.No one should be discounting FSU in the slightest. SU's track record against even the Bad FSU's team is really bad, we have 1 win against them since we joined the conference. I'll pencil that in as a W when its on the scoreboard.
Any more major injuries aside; 9-3 is worst case to me. I really believe in this team.
I think 2-1 with the remaining home slate should be expected. Get the job done vs BC and split Pitt/Wake. I think Clemson is beatable but I see that one ending up like the 2018 heart breaker and they just always find a way to win at home it seems.