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« on: September 18, 2022, 08:46:23 EDT »

Which tells me that Vegas doesnt know what to make of this game. IMO, its going to go one of two ways: either we absolutely boatrace them and win by 2+ TDs, or we lose in the most agonizing, soul-crushing way possible. And Id say its a coin flip as to which one it will be.

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2022, 09:11:14 EDT »

The only matchup in their favor is the history of the series.  Can we overcome it?
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2022, 09:28:15 EDT »

Other places has us at -10

All men dream: but not equally.
Those who Dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds
Wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the
Dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they
May act their dream with open eyes, to make it Possible.
This I did.
T. E. Lawrence,
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
"If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly." - David Hackworth

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet"
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 05:26:27 EDT »

Every coach since Fulmer has shown the same problem. Underachieving big time vs lesser opponents (even Lane in his one season had a couple stinkers).  Excuses made constantly. Nagging feeling (or outright proof) that the HC is in over his head, or doesn't know what he's doing.

Heupel ?  Fahgetabout.  I don't think the past matters with this guy. He will have them ready.  They stole one from us last year, we were still unsettled at QB, they were (smoke and mirrors as it turned out, but) still riding the momentum of a 10-3 season and Mullin still looked like their coach of the future.  This year is completely different, and I will even throw in that its at home.

It might be a boatrace in favor of us (I hope so!), or it may be close game. I have no expectation that we lose a close game just because it's close, and it dam sure isn't a coin flip.

We are CLEARLY the better team this year, and by a large margin.  In the past, maybe we had an edge, but this is like they are Custer and we are Crazy Horse. Or so I say. 

I will sound one note of caution on Heupel, and say, "he isn't going to be affected by the past..." based on what I have seen so far.  I've been burned too many times in the past and made too many excuses for idjuts like Jones, Dooley and Pruitt (has any program ever missed that badly 3x in a row?) that I am definitely going to qualify it.

From what I have seen so far, I trust Heupel to have the team come out firing on all cylinders and treating this just like any other game.

We will see! 

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