Hawaii Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
The pivot to the run-and-shoot won’t work quite as well as you might think.
It’ll make the offense more dangerous at times, but it won’t be consistent enough. When it doesn’t work, it really won’t work, stressing out the defense that much more. Fortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of high-powered offenses on the slate.
With all of the coaching changes, and with the loss of several key parts who would’ve made the team and the season far better, it’s going to be tough to get to seven wins and a bowl game.
But the offense will be a lot more exciting at times, and get ready for a whole lot of shootouts. If you were waiting for Hawaii football to not be boring, that’s coming.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 5.5
There aren’t a whole lot of teams on the schedule the Rainbow Warriors can’t beat – going to San Diego State might be the only game to file into the NO category – but even with the easy slate, where are the seven wins going to come from to get to a bowl game?
Even though the program is shifting styles and making a whole lot of changes, the defense still doesn’t have the overall talent or depth to be a whole lot better right away.
On the plus side, the offense has the potential to be worth an extra few wins. Will it be good enough to turn things around with eight games against teams the Rainbow Warriors last to last year? A little bit, but six victories would be a good step forward.