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dawgstudent
04-18-2016, 07:38 AM
DATE
OPPONENT



9-3-16
SOUTH ALABAMA
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9-10-16
SOUTH CAROLINA
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9-17-16
at Louisiana State
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9-24-16
at Massachusetts
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10-8-16
AUBURN
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10-14-16
at Brigham Young (Fri.)
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10-22-16
at Kentucky
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10-29-16
SAMFORD
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11-5-16
TEXAS A&M
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11-12-16
at Alabama
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11-19-16
ARKANSAS
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11-26-16
at Ole Miss
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dawgstudent
08-15-2016, 09:48 AM
8-4 (4-4)

This schedule is perfect for this team. We play the toss ups at home, the easiest SEC team on our schedule on the road where we haven't lost to them during Mullen's tenure. And our definitive losses (LSU and Bama) on the road. The only game I would love to switch out would be BYU and OM - if we could have them at home and trade South Carolina and South Alabama.

Honestly - on paper - I see 9-3 but I just don't see this as a 9-3 team as a whole.

maroonwhitedawg3ddd
08-15-2016, 09:57 AM
Hailstate!

patdog
08-15-2016, 10:01 AM
7-5 (3-5). Tempering my expectations. Still not sold on the OL and RB until I see differently, and as much as I like Fitzgerald, he will be a 1st year starter and will take some time to grow into the job.

LTblows
08-15-2016, 10:15 AM
This season has the largest range of outcomes. 6-6 floor if OL and RB regress; 10-2 ceiling if A&M goes to their late season form early, and a OM NCAA-induced implosion occurs. Gonna be an exciting season, at the least.

121Josey
08-15-2016, 10:16 AM
7-5 (3-5)

Uncle Ruckus
08-15-2016, 10:16 AM
Same. 7-5 (3-5). UK or Arkansas will beat us, along with Bama, LSU and Mississippi

SterlingArcher
08-15-2016, 10:23 AM
8-4 (4-4)

biscuit
08-15-2016, 10:35 AM
6-6, 3-5..... too many question marks for me to go any higher, but I'll take another bowlgame

RightOfCenter
08-15-2016, 10:37 AM
8-4 or if the D can be dominant, 9-3. If the oline is as bad as some claim it to be, then 0-12.**

57stratdawg
08-15-2016, 10:41 AM
6-6. South Car game is huge, IMO.

HD6
08-15-2016, 11:00 AM
You should listen to this if you haven't. Not a lot of optimism out there in Gamecock country.

gymdawg
08-15-2016, 11:09 AM
8-4....i think o-line will have some issues but muuuuch improved. As a result qb play doesnt drop off nearly as much as anticipated and rbs have holes. My real questions come on defense, where i simply dont know what to expect.

BiscuitEater
08-15-2016, 12:03 PM
I'm always optimistic .. and I promptly got blasted by Coach34 on ED when I posted .. "Since Mullen has arrived, we have been BETTER in Even years than in Odd years." Odd years avg wins =7 .. Even years avg wins =9 So, I'm going with a 10-3 (5-3) record including the bowl win.

Coach34's reply .. "If Mullen wins more than 6 next year- that will be overachieving."

Some reasons .. 1) Teams have lost more players entering odd years than even. It has to do with recruiting cycles. 2) While State lost Dak, Chris Jones, Bear, etc .. numbers wise after this year, we lose 20+ contributors. 3) We seem to do better even year sched setup (Home .. Aub, A&M, Ark, SECe Opp & @ LSU, Ky, Bama, OM)

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Odd
Even




2009
5





2010

9




2011
7





2012

8




2013
7





2014

10




2015
9






28
27




Avg
7
9
















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Wesson Bulldog
08-15-2016, 12:05 PM
If it happens, I'll be an internet hero.

patdog
08-15-2016, 12:25 PM
And if not, we'll just call you National Championship Game. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it as Rosebowl, but not much can be done about it.

ExtremeDog
08-15-2016, 12:28 PM
going to be a long year.

MaxwellSmart
08-15-2016, 02:23 PM
8-4 (4-4)

FQDawg
08-15-2016, 03:12 PM
See us starting well (3-1) before the wheels fall off. Have us beating South Carolina and Kentucky in conference but I also wouldn't be surprised if we lost on the road to UK and finished 4-8.

As usual, I'd be very happy to be wrong.

mcdawg22
08-15-2016, 03:52 PM
8-4 4-4, eight wins is boring. My how things have changed.

dawgstudent
08-15-2016, 03:53 PM
Is Coach34 still posting on ED?

NCDawg
08-15-2016, 03:56 PM
6-6. I think we will probably lose the last 3 games, or possibly beat Arkansas and lose to a team that we were expected to beat.

TBone
08-15-2016, 04:01 PM
Under a different name. The excessive pride oozes through unmistakably.

TBone
08-15-2016, 04:02 PM
Lol like clockwork.

columbiadawg2
08-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Open 3-1 with a loss to LSU, 3-1 in the next stretch with a loss to BYU, 1-3 to end the season with a loss to A&M. Sadly this is my optimistic view. Auburn and Arkansas could be L's as well if our question marks turn out to be a negative.

VillagepeopleDogs
08-15-2016, 05:35 PM
7-5. Think we take a step back. As Joan Jett would say, 'I hate myself for loving you'

DerHntr
08-15-2016, 05:48 PM
6-6. We start off good and falter in the thick of the SEC grind. Losing Prescott will be more of a pain than most expect.

muhstate
08-15-2016, 06:01 PM
7-5... early loses to South Carolina and LSU and late wins against Arky and breaking the curse that has loomed State as of late in Oxford.

CochiseCowbell
08-15-2016, 06:34 PM
8-4 (4-4)

Honestly - on paper - I see 9-3 but I just don't see this as a 9-3 team as a whole.

I agree, DS. But I can't decide if we lose to BYU or OM or both & TAMU or UK.

17 em ALL.

10-2. Losses to BAMA & LSU. 10-3 with a head scratcher bowl loss.

Looking at that number reminds me I'm obviously wearing Maron tinted glasses.

mount lefroy
08-15-2016, 06:35 PM
9-3 (5-3)

boatsandhoes
08-15-2016, 08:05 PM
6-6. going to be a struggle.

Mainly due to the oline not being able to keep people off the fresh qb, or open up running lanes.

I am going to be bitching if holloway/shumpert are the only guys that get to run the ball.

Uncle Ruckus
08-15-2016, 08:50 PM
It's pretty easy to figure out. The 'I told you so' and the posts that include numbered list of why he's right gives it away

Xenomorph
08-15-2016, 08:53 PM
Wrong place **

Xenomorph
08-15-2016, 09:08 PM
5-7 (2-6). Will go bowling if we can win in Provo.

Maroon'12
08-15-2016, 10:34 PM
Best case is 9-3, I look at the schedule and I can see it. Pending our offense can get some things done and our defense keeping with some of the quality in the past few seasons.

Auburn, Arkansas, and Texas aTm are toss ups and winnable. Def Losses are: LSU, Bama, and Black bears.

Worse case is 6-6 IMHO

Hell we shouldn't have won 8 games last year with that disaster of an OL. Who knows, but I do think we go bowling which is fine by me!

DesotoCountyDawg
08-15-2016, 10:48 PM
6-6 (2-6)

Wins - S Alabama, USCe, UMass, BYU, Samford, Arkansas

jackbaddawg
08-15-2016, 11:48 PM
7-5

FQDawg
08-16-2016, 08:24 AM
NT

Digging dog
08-16-2016, 08:57 AM
You should listen to this if you haven't. Not a lot of optimism out there in Gamecock country.


Poor Gamecocks are feeling Croom-esque as we did during the Croom era At least Muschamp (imo) has a chance.

Dawgzilla
08-16-2016, 10:07 AM
7-5 (3-5). I have no faith in the running game. I will post it here, if Mullen wins 8 or more regular season games this season, I will never complain about him as a coach again. I might gripe generally about recruiting, but since I don't really follow recruiting those gripes will be very generic ("I wish Mullen could land more SEC caliber offensive linemen..."). I will also still reserve the right to second guess specific in-game decisions. But other than that I will be 100% behind him.

msudawg12
08-16-2016, 10:11 AM
8-4 (4-4)

losses to LSU, Bama, and OM

last loss comes from TAMU or Arky. Not sure which

TBone
08-16-2016, 11:14 AM
Exactly. Don't change a thing.

rugbdawg
08-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Gonna have some huge blowout losses as well.

57stratdawg
08-16-2016, 11:29 AM
Seems like they don't really know what to expect. I just say South Car is big because it gives us a chance to have a great first half of the schedule. Win South Car and you're probably 3-1 going into Auburn which may be taking.

South Car
Auburn
BYU
UK

Are all 50/50 games IMO and we get them in the first half of the season. I could see some parallels between 2012 and 2016.

coach66
08-16-2016, 01:11 PM
run the damn ball again but with these QB's and what I expect to be a better offensive line I am optimistic.

ezsoil
08-16-2016, 11:24 PM
I guess I'm the only one that thinks this is close to the 2014 team . I'd say this Oline will be as good as 2014 and the defense will be better...anytime the core of the defense is built on superior linebackers, you will have a strong team.

I am am close to saying this could be an 11-1 team if the QB situation is clear by LSU