I hate to sound like a downer, but I have sort of just given up on this season. We have a new coaching staff, lost key players, new starters debuting… the list goes on as to why the season is going the way it’s going. I’m already over it.
Now let’s fast forward to next year.
QB Situation: Kyle Postma will graduate. Kyle Allen will most likely transfer. This leaves the team with 3 QB’s next year. D’eriq King, Bryson Smith and Chance Amie. The great thing about this is that they are all duel threat QB’s. All 3 QB’s can practice the same offensive scheme and plays. Hopefully we can actually start developing a real offensive identity due to this fact alone. My prediction is that D’eriq King will stay at WR. He is clearly our biggest playmaker on offense. I see Bryson Smith and Chance Amie competing for that starting spot.
Coaching: Come on guys… It’s CMA’s first year as HC ever. Can we give the guy a break? Let the guy finish the season and really reflect on his mistakes along with the rest of the staff. We will have every reason to be fully prepared for next season. We will have the IPF, starters will have experience, and hopefully CMA will have deeper trust within his decision making and his players themselves by then.
Defense: Guess what guys… We have Ed Oliver for one more year. We will also have a little bit more experience from our current first year starters. Our defense will know what to expect mentally and emotionally before each game. Oh yeah uh… let’s work on the tackling though okay?
Looking forward: The next 2 seasons could be something special if we can execute. In fact, we may be able to repeat the 2015-2016 seasons (Let’s pretend we finished 12-1 last season). Next season is pretty much the same exact schedule as this season. OOC games against Rice, Tech and Arizona. Say we beat em all, and let’s say we finish the season atleast 11-2 winning the conference championship. We get a bowl game with a solid P5 team and win. We start the 2019 season against OU, and then a few games later against Washington State. I know i’m being overly optimistic but look… all I’m saying is that we shouldn’t just give up on this team after one bad season. There is a lot to look forward to the next few years.