Realistic expectations

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    Hey guys I know we're still over 90 days away from the start of the regular season,but I was wondering what the rest of GatorNation expects from this team. I've been reading all about Roeper's new offense and how it suits Driskel(hmmm). I really hope the kid finally comes through and realizes his huge potential and can stay healthy. Im looking at a 8 win season as a huge turnaround (beating Uga ) but do not see a SEC title for us next year. Let me know what you guys think.
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    Fighting back my sarcasm only because there's tons of threads already.

    My prediction is we'll definitely win some; and we'll probably lose some.

    Hope that helps.
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    i will predict a national championship. i will later alter my prediction as the season progresses if events warrant such changes.
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    I expect 6-7 wins and it this happens I'm hoping it leads to some more changes to the UF football program. But yeah, there's like 400 other threads about this.
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    Now this is what I am talking about!
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    We won't win less than 8.
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    Oh boy, you did it now :)
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    This years team will likely win ten games.
    The schedule is very favorable, its a better team without the injuries, a much better team when considering the injuries and it is CM's team.
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    I think we win 8-9 games this year based on what our opponents have to replace. However, I don't see us doing much more than that because of the lack of depth on the O-line. Hope I'm wrong. The loss of O.Jackson and Dunker really stings this year.

    If it's an 8-9 win season that reminds us of Meyer's first year (players play with discipline, we don't beat ourselves, offense experiences some growing pains, but shows some promise) I would be inclined to think that Muschamp learned some great lessons last year, and there is hope that he can get us back to a level where at least 9-10 wins/season is the norm, 8 wins happens every now and then on a down year, and we are competing for SEC and national championships at least every 2-3 years or so.

    If it's a 7-8 win season that reminds us of the Ron Zook years or last year (lack of discipline and mental toughness, we lose games we should win, etc.), I think we have a real problem.

    I was in the camp that didn't see much hope in the situation, and was then surprised when WM changed offensive philosophies. This seems to indicate that he learns from his mistakes.

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    I hope you are right, I would take the under on 10 wins....not sure I see the favorable schedule you do..
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    Since nothing I say, do, or expect has any bearing on what actually happens with this football team, then I expect the 2014-2015 Florida Gators to win the SEC, beat Georgia (goes without saying), and beat FSU (just because I am tired of them).

    Realistically, I expect that we will do better than last year, but not as good as I just stated in my last paragraph.
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    Realistically, if injuries were the main issue last year, then Florida should be an 8-9 win team based on who we have coming back and where our games are played (we get most of our ranked opponents at home or in Jax).

    If Roper is the right hire and Muschamp is truly a good coach who got unlucky, then there's 9-10 wins to be had.

    As I've said on other threads though: it's 9-3 or bust for me. I can't justify keeping Muschamp around for any less.
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    I'll agree to disagree.
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    By predicted win shares

    Aug. 30:
    Idaho .95

    Sept. 6: Eastern Michigan .95

    Sept. 13: Kentucky .9

    Sept. 20: at Alabama .15

    Oct. 4: at Tennessee .6

    Oct. 11: LSU .45

    Oct. 18: Missouri .65

    Nov. 1: Georgia .5

    Nov. 8: at Vanderbilt .75

    Nov. 15: South Carolina .7

    Nov. 22: Eastern Kentucky .99

    Nov. 29: at Florida State .15

    7.74-4.26 (8-4)
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    That's assuming a loss in our 50-50 game against Georgia. Sorry...if Muschamp can't beat them once in 4 attempts, then he's worthless and no one should defend his sacking.
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    If injuries were the main issue last year, than anything less than 10 wins IMO should be a disappointment.
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    I'm trying to give Muschamp some allowance for the fact we do have a tough schedule with two road games against top 10 teams and are breaking in a new OC.
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    Sadly after last year, I have zero expectations. Don't take this the wrong way. I will still root for my Gators every game hoping for a win and hopefully Roper is the answer to the horrendous offense we have had since Muschamp got here. They are getting a clean slate from me.
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    This is great, Navy. I'm not confident in the South Carolina #, but I also think the F$U number could end up being better. It appears that the swing games (those that are most questionable) include Tenn, LSU, Mizz, UGA and USC (I'm including them despite the .7). That assumes five wins and two losses. Keep in mind that I'm only going "by the numbers" and not attempting to make definitive conclusions. If 5-2 is given, then the record most likely ranges from 5-7 to 10-2.

    Under these assumptions, eight wins means we win three of the five swing games listed above. Though I hate to admit it, that might be a positive outcome, esp. considering last year's mess and this year's challenging schedule.

    And to Cistern, I'd be happy to make a friendly wager that we reach eight. You name the stakes.

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