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Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby ojaipony » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:44 pm

In looking at this year, it's not that shocking to think we could expect 9 to 10 win seasons. It's amazing to look at.

Just looking at this year:

- Beat UNT
- Replace Michigan with another cupcake
- Beat Cincy

That would put us at 8 wins right now. Win out and bowl and there's your 11 wins. Compete for AAC Championships and win your bowl. Do that consistently for 2-3 years. I think SonnyD can do it. You have to continue to beat the lower and mid tier AAC teams and pull an upset somewhere (Houston/Cincy/Memphis, one or two of those). Heck, if we get super lucky and beat TCU (it's happened) then that's a TWELFTH win.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby JasonB » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:14 pm

Exactly. Then, after you are established winner and are looking at the national picture, up the game with better non-conference competition.

If this team had gone 3-1 non-conference and was sitting at 7-3 right now playing for the conference title, they get a lot more attention and higher attendance than a 5-5 team doing the same. A 5-5 team playing to win the division doesn't make us look good, it makes the conference look bad. And the neutral fan stays home.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby SMU_Alum11 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:13 pm

ojaipony wrote:In looking at this year, it's not that shocking to think we could expect 9 to 10 win seasons. It's amazing to look at.

Just looking at this year:

- Beat UNT
- Replace Michigan with another cupcake
- Beat Cincy

That would put us at 8 wins right now. Win out and bowl and there's your 11 wins. Compete for AAC Championships and win your bowl. Do that consistently for 2-3 years. I think SonnyD can do it. You have to continue to beat the lower and mid tier AAC teams and pull an upset somewhere (Houston/Cincy/Memphis, one or two of those). Heck, if we get super lucky and beat TCU (it's happened) then that's a TWELFTH win.


Beating cupcakes doesn’t garner interest. Going 9-3 with tough OOC schedule garners interest. Had we beaten NTCC and Cincy and we would have had a good looking season.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby JasonB » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 am

SMU_Alum11 wrote:
ojaipony wrote:In looking at this year, it's not that shocking to think we could expect 9 to 10 win seasons. It's amazing to look at.

Just looking at this year:

- Beat UNT
- Replace Michigan with another cupcake
- Beat Cincy

That would put us at 8 wins right now. Win out and bowl and there's your 11 wins. Compete for AAC Championships and win your bowl. Do that consistently for 2-3 years. I think SonnyD can do it. You have to continue to beat the lower and mid tier AAC teams and pull an upset somewhere (Houston/Cincy/Memphis, one or two of those). Heck, if we get super lucky and beat TCU (it's happened) then that's a TWELFTH win.


Beating cupcakes doesn’t garner interest. Going 9-3 with tough OOC schedule garners interest. Had we beaten NTCC and Cincy and we would have had a good looking season.


Walk before you run. 9-3 versus cupcakes, then 9-3 with a tough OOC. Until you get the program up to a certain level where you can compete with the big boys, 9-3 is much better than 7-5.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:42 pm

There is a good chance we would beat TCU if we played them now.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby originaloverthehilltop1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:16 pm

sorry but a team that gives up 50 to uconn has no business in a 9-10 win conversation
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby ponyboy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:12 am

Back off the ledge. We've done well in Sonny's first year. Let's go get a bowl.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:02 pm

Have to start by winning your home games to have any hope. Going to be a rough season any time you go 3-3 at home.
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby ponyboy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:27 pm

What did you expect this year?
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Re: Path to 9-10 Win Season

Postby gostangs » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:21 pm

What gets a jump up is playing in the conference championship game. That is how we will get respect and not until then.
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