Vegas Over/Under: 4 Wins

Sounds about right to me. A couple other teams that stick out to me, they have Eastern Michigan at 4.5 wins (first opponent) and Coastal Carolina/Georgia State around 6 wins (shows you how easy the SunBelt is).

Taking the over on ODU looks mighty tempting too.

Yeah, 4 is a good Vegas number.

Here’s the C-USA Over/ UNDER for Wins:

http://philsteele.com/Blogs/2017/JUNE17/DBJune05.html

[size=1.35em]WKU 9.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]LOUISIANA TECH 9[/size]
[size=1.35em]MIDDLE TENN 7.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]SOUTHERN MISS 7.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]UTSA 6.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]OLD DOMINION 6.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]MARSHALL 5[/size]
[size=1.35em]FIU 4.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]NORTH TEXAS 4[/size]
[size=1.35em]FL ATLANTIC 4[/size]
[size=1.35em]CHARLOTTE 4[/size]
[size=1.35em]RICE 3.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]UTEP 2.5[/size]
[size=1.35em]UAB 2.5[/size]

We need to contend for a bowl this season (5+ wins) or i’m disappointed. We need to exceed expectations and create some buzz or you have to begin questioning if we have the right staff to lead the program forward.

Here’s our 2017 opponents listed in order from highest win #:

@ WKU 9.5
@ KANSAS STATE 7.5
MIDDLE TENN 7.5
@ SOUTHERN MISS 7.5
@ OLD DOMINION 6.5
GEORGIA STATE 6
MARSHALL 5
@ EASTERN MICHIGAN 4.5
@ FIU 4.5
FL ATLANTIC 4
UAB 2.5
NC A&T N/A

I’d put us between (3) and (7) wins next year, with a FCS opponent, Ga State, and UAB at home we should get a minimum of two of those.

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 40 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

After winning the summer Cal Ripken League batting title with a .349 average in 2015, Netzer posted even better numbers as sophomore at UNC Charlotte last spring, hitting .384/.461/.555. His bat hasn’t been quite as potent this spring, but he still has a chance to become just the second 49ers position player ever drafted in the top five rounds. The first was 1987 Royals third-rounder Stu Cole, who played briefly in the big leagues.

With a quick left-handed bat and good feel for the barrel, Netzer consistently has hit for average. He has an extremely disciplined approach, rarely chasing pitches out of the strike zone and making contact with ease. He has some raw power but his line-drive swing is more conducive to doubles than home runs.

An average runner with subpar arm strength, Netzer played left field as a freshman before moving to second base. He has been erratic defensively this year and will have to work to become an average defender at the keystone. His overall package is reminiscent of Tommy La Stella’s.

[quote=“ghostofclt, post:7, topic:30973”]Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 40 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

After winning the summer Cal Ripken League batting title with a .349 average in 2015, Netzer posted even better numbers as sophomore at UNC Charlotte last spring, hitting .384/.461/.555. His bat hasn’t been quite as potent this spring, but he still has a chance to become just the second 49ers position player ever drafted in the top five rounds. The first was 1987 Royals third-rounder Stu Cole, who played briefly in the big leagues.

With a quick left-handed bat and good feel for the barrel, Netzer consistently has hit for average. He has an extremely disciplined approach, rarely chasing pitches out of the strike zone and making contact with ease. He has some raw power but his line-drive swing is more conducive to doubles than home runs.

An average runner with subpar arm strength, Netzer played left field as a freshman before moving to second base. He has been erratic defensively this year and will have to work to become an average defender at the keystone. His overall package is reminiscent of Tommy La Stella’s.[/quote]

it appears CLT died after inhaling too many zeppelin exhaust fumes… His ghost showing the residual effects of zeppelinmonoxide poisoning

[quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:1, topic:30973”]Sounds about right to me. A couple other teams that stick out to me, they have Eastern Michigan at 4.5 wins (first opponent) and Coastal Carolina/Georgia State around 6 wins (shows you how easy the SunBelt is).

Taking the over on ODU looks mighty tempting too.[/quote]

I’ll take the under. I think we struggle next season. We just lost too much. We just have too many new faces in important places, Klugh wasn’t the same after that touchdown against Marshall,and depending on who we redshirt, we will still have depth issues (not to mention no back up QB)
Having said that, I think that 2018 is the year the training wheels come off. I love the incoming freshman class and think we can build off of them.

[quote=“Tintin, post:9, topic:30973”][quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:1, topic:30973”]Sounds about right to me. A couple other teams that stick out to me, they have Eastern Michigan at 4.5 wins (first opponent) and Coastal Carolina/Georgia State around 6 wins (shows you how easy the SunBelt is).

Taking the over on ODU looks mighty tempting too.[/quote]

I’ll take the under. I think we struggle next season. We just lost too much. We just have too many new faces in important places, Klugh wasn’t the same after that touchdown against Marshall,and depending on who we redshirt, we will still have depth issues (not to mention no back up QB)
Having said that, I think that 2018 is the year the training wheels come off. I love the incoming freshman class and think we can build off of them.[/quote]

I see this season like last year, we could win 2 or we could surprise and get 6. I see A&T, Georgia State (new coach, lots of transfers, and one of the Florida schools as wins.

The offense should be more cohesive with Klugh get all of the snaps this summer with the first team. The big questions for me lie on the defense side and special teams. The secondary is solid but it will depend on what we get out of the front 7.

[quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:10, topic:30973”][quote=“Tintin, post:9, topic:30973”][quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:1, topic:30973”]Sounds about right to me. A couple other teams that stick out to me, they have Eastern Michigan at 4.5 wins (first opponent) and Coastal Carolina/Georgia State around 6 wins (shows you how easy the SunBelt is).

Taking the over on ODU looks mighty tempting too.[/quote]

I’ll take the under. I think we struggle next season. We just lost too much. We just have too many new faces in important places, Klugh wasn’t the same after that touchdown against Marshall,and depending on who we redshirt, we will still have depth issues (not to mention no back up QB)
Having said that, I think that 2018 is the year the training wheels come off. I love the incoming freshman class and think we can build off of them.[/quote]

I see this season like last year, we could win 2 or we could surprise and get 6. I see A&T, Georgia State (new coach, lots of transfers, and one of the Florida schools as wins.

The offense should be more cohesive with Klugh get all of the snaps this summer with the first team. The big questions for me lie on the defense side and special teams. The secondary is solid but it will depend on what we get out of the front 7.[/quote]

If the juco’s can pull it together, we have upside on both lines. That’s kind of my X factor.
I think we’ll beat A&T and should be favored against UAB. I think WKU, Middle, USM and K State kill us. ODU is probably a better than us. I think we can can compete with the rest, but I’m concerned about depth.

I expect us to be slightly worse than last year, and that’s not a great thing. I think on O we will be ok. I’m expecting our D line to be scary bad. Like, worst in college football bad. Hope they prove me wrong.

Wow! I’m glad I bought season tickets again!

PS: Last year was a HUGE disappointment given the talent.

EMU will tell us a lot, if our D-Line holds up against a physical team like them we have a great chance to exceed the 4. If not, the O had better be firing on all cylinders.

[quote=“UnclePugsly, post:13, topic:30973”]Wow! I’m glad I bought season tickets again!

PS: Last year was a HUGE disappointment given the talent.[/quote]

You mean the team of FCS players and 1st/2nd year FBS recruits?

http://www.underdogdynasty.com/2017/6/8/15743144/conference-usa-east-division-2017-win-totals-marshall-mtsu-fau-fiu-old-dominion-charlotte-wku-kiffn

Charlotte - O/U 4 wins

Jared Kalmus - I was so ready to jump on the over bet here until I checked the 49ers schedule and got cold feet. I’m afraid Charlotte will be vastly improved in 2017 but might not have many extra wins to prove it. Opening the season on the road against a surging Eastern Michigan program is no easy task and Georgia State’s passing game could give Charlotte hell. I’m going to have to reluctantly take the under.

Tanner Spearman - Man, it’s a rough pick here. Honestly four feels about right. I’ll hesitantly take the over. I’m not hesitating because I don’t think Charlotte will be better, but because many of their “beatable” opponents will be, too. How they fare against the Florida schools will have a huge part of this.

Cyrus Smith - Charlotte had the benefit of sneaking up on teams after a rough 2015 season. That won’t be the case this year during conference play. I’m going with the under as I think they’ll have a tough time stopping anyone during conference play but if they beat Eastern Michigan to open the season I could see that resulting in a push.

A.J. Grande - Though I really do want Charlotte to succeed, I feel like they’ll push here. That being said, don’t be surprised at all if they end up going over four wins. I just wouldn’t put my money on it with the type of schedule they drew.

[quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:15, topic:30973”][quote=“UnclePugsly, post:13, topic:30973”]Wow! I’m glad I bought season tickets again!

PS: Last year was a HUGE disappointment given the talent.[/quote]

You mean the team of FCS players and 1st/2nd year FBS recruits?[/quote]

So give me the year excuses no longer apply?

2018 you can pull the “new” tag off the program.

[quote=“UnclePugsly, post:17, topic:30973”][quote=“bleedsgreenandgold, post:15, topic:30973”][quote=“UnclePugsly, post:13, topic:30973”]Wow! I’m glad I bought season tickets again!

PS: Last year was a HUGE disappointment given the talent.[/quote]

You mean the team of FCS players and 1st/2nd year FBS recruits?[/quote]

So give me the year excuses no longer apply?[/quote]

Next year, we will have 3.5/4 years of FBS recruits and 2 years of bowl eligibility.

[quote=“Mr. Bojangles, post:16, topic:30973”]http://www.underdogdynasty.com/2017/6/8/15743144/conference-usa-east-division-2017-win-totals-marshall-mtsu-fau-fiu-old-dominion-charlotte-wku-kiffn

Charlotte - O/U 4 wins

Jared Kalmus - I was so ready to jump on the over bet here until I checked the 49ers schedule and got cold feet. I’m afraid Charlotte will be vastly improved in 2017 but might not have many extra wins to prove it. Opening the season on the road against a surging Eastern Michigan program is no easy task and Georgia State’s passing game could give Charlotte hell. I’m going to have to reluctantly take the under.

Tanner Spearman - Man, it’s a rough pick here. Honestly four feels about right. I’ll hesitantly take the over. I’m not hesitating because I don’t think Charlotte will be better, but because many of their “beatable” opponents will be, too. How they fare against the Florida schools will have a huge part of this.

Cyrus Smith - Charlotte had the benefit of sneaking up on teams after a rough 2015 season. That won’t be the case this year during conference play. I’m going with the under as I think they’ll have a tough time stopping anyone during conference play but if they beat Eastern Michigan to open the season I could see that resulting in a push.

A.J. Grande - Though I really do want Charlotte to succeed, I feel like they’ll push here. That being said, don’t be surprised at all if they end up going over four wins. I just wouldn’t put my money on it with the type of schedule they drew.

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what does ariania grande’s brother know anyway?