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Oh yea when we start 2-0 and our defense plays respectable we will all think we have a chance. I will try not to get that way, but it's bound to happen.
The only chance we have is to pound the ball on every play when we're on offense. Our OL needs to take control of the line of scrimmage, and we need to have 8 minute drives where we're running the ball for 3-6 yards on every play, and those drives need to end in TDs. Keep their offense off the field and completely wear down their defensive line by the fourth quarter.
That said, if the spread was 20.5 and the game was today, I'd bet the house on Oregon.
As a note...when we play Ore. on the road the following SEC teams play:
Auburn- Wash St
Ark- UofL (Lafayette) all the above at home.
I give credit to MisSt playing OKSt & Ole Miss playing Texas.... the 1st 5 teams play 3 other stiffs the rest of their non-conf.
schedule & those teams are our immediate rivals in the pecking order to move up for a bowl, etc.
I totally understand what your saying but I hope our team dont have this mindset.
True statement drizzy. I'm a pretty optimistic guy but after being way too optimistic about last year(truthfully, who seen what was coming on the D side?) I've got it toned down for the upcoming one. 7 wins would be great especially if they were all regular season with a chance for #8 in a bowl(sorry, there I go again). I'm really pumped about the energy and enthusiasm that CBJ brings. But making a bowl would be a step in the right direction and give us all a little more insight as to how good at Xs and Os this staff is. The Oregon game- would just love to make a good showing. Anything above that would be gravy.
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Oregon is one program I do have some inside knowledge of. I expect them to be just as good with Helfrich as the coach and you will probably see their recruiting actually improve. Anyone that spent 5 mins with Chip could tell you he is a complete jerk where as Helfrich is very well liked by players and is a very good recruiter. I would not expect to beat them next season. They are much deeper than us and I do not see our LBs matching up very well with their speed and the mismatches they will put us in.
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