Should be a huge test 5 loses to quality teams.
Lose QB, 3 OL and a DL, 2 LB and a DB.
The positive I take out of yesterday is we got a wake up call that we aren't there yet and hopefully that we aren't talented enough to beat anyone based simply on who we are and what conference we play in.
I think JB is the type of kid that would work his tail off in the off season but now every QB on this roster sees that the job for next year hasn't been secured.
Really looking forward to seeing how Standard, Nealy, Lampkin and the big receivers push our returners for playing time. We lose 2 really good OLinemen but we return more then I can ever remember.
Defensively upfront Rump will be missed but we have so many guys that will be a year better. If Porter is as good as advertised our LBs could be as good as anyone in the country.
As for the DBs the open safety spot has plenty on candidates but replacing a lockdown corner is no easy task.
WVa possibly getting stuck in the Big East another year giving us another noncon might be a blessing record wise but I think a winning record in the Big XII is the step myself and most of this fanbase is looking for.
Tulsa will be a very strong test for us next year. They are probably as good or better than Uconn. At least we get them at home. With them on the schedule and playing at Kinnick, 2-1 would be pretty good and 3-0 would be amazing.
I like playing a tough opener before we have to go to Iowa City. I'd rather get tested and face adversity in the opener like UNI this year rather than blowing out a creampuff. If we can come away 2-0 then we get to take it easy with a slouch and get a week off before going to Austin
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