[i]Originally posted by bobblinlutz[/i]@Oct 20 2004, 12:23 PM
[b]Just looking at our schedule more closely, and I don't see why we can't wait until 2005 for our next loss.
You have to think we’ll dispatch of LBSU, Rutgers, LA-Lafayette, Georgia State, UNCA, ECU (05) all at home. Also, if we are as good as we think we are, we should take care of Alabama at HOME also.
On the road…at Valpo will be tough, but they’re down this year I think. At Davidson should be a walk in the park. Indiana will be reeling by the time we go to Bloomington, and then we BETTER take care of business in the Cable Car (laugh) Classic.
That would get us to January '05 and road trips to UAB, Cincy, and Marquette.
What do you guys think??[/b]
I’ve been saying this since our schedule was released
Valpo becomes a really trick game as Mitch will only have maybe 2 weeks of practice in before that game. That and they are a good team, but we are better. A good early season test for us, we did pretty well in our first early season road test last year.
we should beat Alabama. They are talented, but they beat us by what, 5? 7? points at their place last year. Given we didn’t play a terrible game, but we didn’t play our best(neither did they probably). But we have them here, we don’t like them, they beat us and steal our recruits, we’ve gotta take this one for the coaches. Smack them around by 20 and see how Gee is feeling about his decision(not to mention how he’s going to feel on that bench for a couple of years). I could see us loosing this game, but we’ve got to do a better job protecting our home court this year, and this is the game to make a statement with. A win will probably put us in the top 25 if we don’t slip up anywhere before.
Indiana is where is gets really tricky. This is the only game I can really justify us loosing ini our OOC. We are better then them, yes, but we jsut don’t play them well for whatever reason. And they will have played a lot of really really good teams by that point and it might be starting to pay off by the time we get up there. Michigan St. had a similarly brutal OOC sched. last year and they started to heat up and were almost unstoppable. Gotta hope they are still reeling and learning when we get there, but compared to some the other teams tehy will be facing, we will look like a winnable game to them, maybe they underestimate us and we can sneak out with a W.
The other games there are just no excuses for, none. LBS, Georgia State, UL-L, Davidson, UNC-A and the Cable Car teams are cupcakes for us. None of them should be within 20 of us. Rutgers isn’t as bad as those others but still no excuse, a home game and the guys whould be well prepared with 5 games under their belt(exhibition/Canada/LBS) by that point, we are their season opener.
I know we SHOULD be undefeated going into UAB on January 12, but it’s Charlotte, we will almost certainly loose somewhere, I’m hoping we get out with only one loss and I will be very dissapointed if we have more than 2.