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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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Wildcats Football can only go up from here.

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Offline Little George

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I could put the Wildcats as high as 5th or 6th in that poll based on what they have on the roster right now. I would say 6th or 7th more likely, but good enough to get into a bowl game somewhere.

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Love the optimism Little George and wish I could share it.  Glad to see you on this site as I valued your comments on Az football on that "other" site.  Any idea what finally ended it? Did a little digging soon after it went silent but I never saw what or why.

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No idea on TOS, but but in breaking down the upcoming season you have to not only consider our team, but also the opponents. Like the article says clearly, Utah and Colorado lost a lot of their starting and primary players. California, Oregon State, and Arizona State did not recruit much better than we did, and were not much different than we were last year. We do not play Stanford or Washington. WSU has a loaded O, but they are small up front on D like us. We will take our lumps against the top teams, but 2 of which we don't face. I believe we can win 4 of the 5 I mentioned there and all 3 of the NC games puts us at 7 wins! It won't play out that way exactly, but due to the situations with those teams, we are right there. Much of my Faith is in the solid O line and solid RBs we will have one the field in scoring some points this year. Also the kick game is likely to be much better with the addition of the new kicker. The other big factor is the coaching changes. We have an actual proven LBs coach. We have a DC that will move back to his natural position with the DBs who are young but talented.

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No idea on TOS, but but in breaking down the upcoming season you have to not only consider our team, but also the opponents. Like the article says clearly, Utah and Colorado lost a lot of their starting and primary players. California, Oregon State, and Arizona State did not recruit much better than we did, and were not much different than we were last year. We do not play Stanford or Washington. WSU has a loaded O, but they are small up front on D like us. We will take our lumps against the top teams, but 2 of which we don't face. I believe we can win 4 of the 5 I mentioned there and all 3 of the NC games puts us at 7 wins! It won't play out that way exactly, but due to the situations with those teams, we are right there. Much of my Faith is in the solid O line and solid RBs we will have one the field in scoring some points this year. Also the kick game is likely to be much better with the addition of the new kicker. The other big factor is the coaching changes. We have an actual proven LBs coach. We have a DC that will move back to his natural position with the DBs who are young but talented.


Read the article and considered your thoughts Little George. I can see your optimism, but not sure where we end up. 6-6 sounds about right.

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Other teams are losing players as well. ASU just lost a key member of their DBs. I think we will have some growing pains, but the conference may be top heavy this year with USC, Washington, and Stanford. We don't face 2 of them. UCLA has had our number, but while the talent is there, something is missing. I don't buy the Ducks hype, and we have played them tough. I believe they have something coming anyway. Not saying ot will be a great year, but solid improvement should show. Don't expect the same lack luster team you saw last year. Look for more energy.

 





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