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1) Nine wins is a very good year for this team. True or false? Why? – rjh4vt
Chris Coleman: I don’t know if you’re just talking regular season, or if you are including the postseason (bowl and possible ACC Championship Game) as well. The postseason is too hard to predict because you don’t know the matchups at this point, so I’m just going to talk about the regular season. Personally, I’d set our over/under for wins at 8.5 this regular season. Therefore, I’d have to classify a nine-win season as a success.
For the sake of argument, let’s go ahead and mark the Ohio State game as a loss. I do believe the Hokies have a chance to win, but the likely result is a loss. That means Tech will have 11 games in which to find nine wins.
I think it’s very important that Tech win five consecutive games after losing to Ohio State. If they drop a game to Furman, Purdue, ECU, Pitt or NC State, then they’ll still have to play at Miami, at Georgia Tech and at Boston College with two losses already. I’d like to head into that Miami game on October 17 with a 5-1 record. Even if we drop the game to the Canes, we would be 5-2. All we’d have to do is go 4-1 down the stretch to reach the nine-win mark. However, if you are 4-3 coming out of the Miami game, then you have to win out to reach nine wins.
I’ve got comments about each game on the schedule after Ohio State…
Furman: Furman is a 1-AA team, and they were pretty bad last year. Short week or not, Tech will roll.
at Purdue: Purdue should be a bit better than they were a year ago, but this is still the Big Ten’s worst program currently. They...
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