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Best/Worst Case of 2011

 

Here is something that will probably spark useless off-season debate that is fun for everybody!

 

Here is a schedule so you can easily copy and paste

Sept. 3 - Texas State
Sept. 10 - Open
Sept. 17 - at New Mexico
Sept. 24 - Nevada
Oct. 1 - at* Kansas
Oct. 8 - *Texas A&M
Oct. 15 - *Kansas State
Oct. 22 - at *Oklahoma
Oct. 29 - *Iowa State
Nov. 5 - at *Texas
Nov. 12 - *Oklahoma State
Nov. 19 - at *Missouri
Nov. 26 - vs. *Baylor (Arlington)

 

Here is mine (keep in mind, I'm a sunshine pumper...I can't help it)

Worst Case

Sept. 3 - Texas State - W
Sept. 10 - Open
Sept. 17 - at New Mexico - W
Sept. 24 - Nevada - W
Oct. 1 - at* Kansas - W (OT)
Oct. 8 - *Texas A&M - L
Oct. 15 - *Kansas State- W
Oct. 22 - at *Oklahoma - L
Oct. 29 - *Iowa State -L
Nov. 5 - at *Texas - W
Nov. 12 - *Oklahoma State - L
Nov. 19 - at *Missouri - L
Nov. 26 - vs. *Baylor (Arlington)- W

Bowl- L

Final- 7-6


Thoughts on worst case scenario: First, it should be noted that I think ISU will be better than Baylor next year, with or without RG3. Paul Rhoads is an excellent coach, and I think he'll have ISU in the top 25 within 3 years (not perenially, just there). Even in worst case scenario, I don't see Tech losing to UT in Austin. Coaching changes, QB uncertainty, losing your top WR's and top CB's, not having a running back break 600 yards (Tech had 2), its pretty  clear UT is not set up for success. The other games should be pretty obvious. Mizzou will be a Big-12 contender, in my opinion.

 

Best Case Scenario (sun advisory)
Sept. 3 - Texas State - W
Sept. 10 - Open
Sept. 17 - at New Mexico -W
Sept. 24 - Nevada -W
Oct. 1 - at* Kansas -W
Oct. 8 - *Texas A&M -W (blowout)
Oct. 15 - *Kansas State- W
Oct. 22 - at *Oklahoma -L (close)
Oct. 29 - *Iowa State -W
Nov. 5 - at *Texas -W
Nov. 12 - *Oklahoma State - W
Nov. 19 - at *Missouri -W
Nov. 26 - vs. *Baylor (Arlington)- W
Fiesta/Cotton (depending on which is the BCS bowl): Push (because who cares? We're in the bcs!)
Final Record- 11-2/12-1

Tuberville gets a big raise for getting Tech to its first BCS game, everyone forgets about Mike Leach, Tech starts the next season ranked in the Top 5 with a senior RB, QB, Oline and experienced Dline and Secondary

Thoughts: Clearly that is an optimistic list. Here me out. Texas A&M has a horrid history with Senior QB's. We play it close in Norman against the likely title contenders, which isn't impossible if we can just keep the clock moving with our running backs and have Doege not making too many mistakes. Oklahoma State will be exposed without Dana and they try a mid season switch to pro style offense. Brandon Weeden cannot teach/run the offense on his own. OSU's defense is not anything to call home about. Mizzou will be on high choke alert, and in my best case scenario, Seth Doege is better on the road than Ryan Franklin (maybe Tyler Gabbert) is at home, in a high pressure scenario.


This is not out of the realm of possibility. It hinges greatly on the Seth Doege and how fast our DB's pick up the 4-2-5. The turning point in the season is TAMU in Lubbock. TAMU will be Top 10, or higher at this point. A night game win against them will be sweet, and build all sorts of momentum.


Real Prediction: The best case scenario! TTU is due a few breaks after last season!



I apologize if any of you have to visit your dermatologist after reading the second half of this post. Happy offseason!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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