1. GEORGIA TECH WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
Oh that’s just GREAT.
The new coaching staff comes in with little returning experience on defense to work with and an offense full of players who have to be learn an entirely new system. What else does the program have to deal with?
A schedule set up by someone trying to be very, very mean.
Hey, Geoff Collins, welcome to the gig. Now start your era off at Clemson. Oh yeah, newbie, and you finish off the regular season against Georgia, and just to give you a funky twist, you have to play your old team – Temple – on the road.
If playing the defending national champs wasn’t enough of a gut punch early on, how about a few other shots to the ribs with road games at Miami, Virginia and Duke?
And before that Georgia game, why not get Pitt, Virginia Tech and NC State all in November?
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 6
The team has enough talent and should be good enough to beat USF, Citadel, and slip past Temple, but it’ll take some work to get the three or four other wins needed to go bowling.
There isn’t the decided schematic advantage anymore without the option offense for teams to worry about, and the more conventional schemes should take a little bit to kick in.
Even so, football is football. The players will be okay in time, the coaching staff is terrific, and this is a good overall pivot at the right time.
This will be a redshirt season for the program, but it’s necessary.