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V.I. Pirate

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Based on our talent level and schedule could be Skip 1st year of 5-7

We definitely should go 2-2 OOC with wins over Gardner Webb and ODU, I think we do much better than 58-3 at NCST but not sure we can pull out a win in just one year. VT at home could be interesting. Hoping Coach Houston gets his first real taste of what Ficklen can truly be like. If we play NCST close and blow out Gardner Webb there is no reason Ficklen should not be filled with at least 40k fans for VT on a Saturday in September.

AAC Schedule
Home Temple, Tulsa, Cincinnati, USF
Away Navy, SMU, UCF, UCONN

I think at home we have a shot to finally beat Temple and the Tulsa, USF games are winnable. Road schedule is actually a little easier. Navy is downand if Houston and Trott can finally get our Defense to play discipline lane assignment football there is no reason we cant beat Navy. We should beat UCONN again, SMU is probably a loss and UCF is definitely a loss

6-6 is achievable with OOC 2 wins Home 2 wins and road 2 wins. Toughest part of that might end up being coming up with 2 home AAC wins. If we sneak in an OOC win or home AAC win we could finish the season 7-5 which I think everybody is damn happy with. I would not mind at all seeing ECU get some damn no name bowl game just to get a Bowl win which we have had very few of in the last couple decades. One of the positives of the Houston Era I would like to see is Bowl wins. Ruff could not get it done, Holtz whiffed on should of could of would of bowl games so I would love to see Houston go 2-0 , 3-0 in Bowl games before he bolts to P5

[Post edited by V.I. Pirate at 12/06/2018 05:59AM]

(In response to this post by ecu91)

Posted: 12/06/2018 at 05:57AM


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