We close with:
@K-State (beatable/down year)
@OU (probably will lose, but their offense is nowhere near Baylor/OSU... it won't be a blowout, at least)
Kansas (no matter how bad we are, they are still Kansas)
All of those teams would smoke UNI and Iowa, who the 'Clones lost to. I'd say the hill isn't a hill...it's a mountain.
I still think we need a shakeup on offense (particularly with our Coordinator/QB Coach and O-Line coach), but the world isn't ending. We are still much, much better off than we were in the Chizik era, and we'll rebound in the next couple years.... We weren't realistically going to win more every single year without a down year.
All things considered (injuries) I actually don't think the OL is doing all that bad of a job this year. I remember the "old days" and they were still worse than this. Everyone needs to just cool down and realize that we can't just reload each year, we have to build our teams from the ground up and that takes time. We will probably always see one or two down years followed by a year or two of "better" years. I remember watching ISU football growing up and it was a joke, this is not anywhere near the same as it was back then. The talent is actually there on the roster, it's just young, unproven, inexperienced talent. Give them a year or so to grow up.
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