Until we can prove that our coaches are capable of making halftime or in-game adjustments (that pretty much any Division 2 teams routinely make), I have little confidence in this season. Yeah, I said in January that we'd win nine games, but the more I think of it the more I think we blow several games that we should win (again).
I have problems with the new defense...not the 3-4 per se, just running a new scheme with average players in the toughest division in CFB. There are plenty of teams that run the 3-4 that get totally blasted, too. I also have my doubts concerning the OL - "we're definitely gonna be better; more experience; better coaching; etc". Says who? Bielema? His sound bites are getting old.
One game does not make a season, but if we get torched by TCU then I think we'll be lucky to get to 6-6. But if we spank their ass, like we should, then I'll feel quite a bit better...at least it will give me some hope that some of the changes might actually work.
I'm just tired of another "this is the year"...I'm tired of the inconsistencies...I'm tired of being compared to the likes of Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and A&M (teams we used to freekin own)...I'm tired of the excuses for why we've slid so far down the totem pole. I'm tired of watching our head coach, a 'defensive guru', not putting an SEC caliber defense on the field. I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired.