Poll: Grade the 2013 season

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  • C+

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  • C

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  • C

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  • D+

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  • D

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  • F

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    Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    To add comment about your vote, state your letter grade and explanation.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    You could probably eliminate the top half of your poll options...




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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    I voted D. But it was an F until the last two games.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    Felt like an F for losing to PurpleHoks but liked their fight the last two games and gave them a D.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    C- because the team didn't give up, we DID beat Texas and I think the team at the end of the year was much better than the team we started with.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    D-We shouldn't have expected an amazing season with this team, but 3 wins still feels like a letdown. It doesn't help that my lasting memories from this season will be getting screwed over by the refs against Texas and the disaster against Baylor. Youth and injuries killed us, but it's hard to say this season was great when its best win came against West Virginia.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    Quote Originally Posted by ISpyCy View Post
    You could probably eliminate the top half of your poll options...
    I assessed how high to set the top end, but wanted to see a more specific "distribution."



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    D. We really were a few breaks away from being a 5-7 team. We had a lot of injuries but still had chances to get closer to .500 and a bowl game. But we were 1-9 just a few weeks ago. And most of the losses were absolutely atrocious (UNI, Baylor, OSU, KSU, etc). Players and coaches were suspect. We were solidly at an F until the last two wins. They may have only come at the expenses of KU and WVU, but they meant a ton for our fans and program. It also kept us from finishing last in the conference.

    Now we have momentum heading into next season. If we can bring in good OC and RB coaches, then our young experienced talent and newcomers should mature enough into next season to win 6-8 games next year, barring disaster. I will be very disappointed if we can't make a bowl game next year.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    Pretty sure every year you could just say for most college football teams:

    1-2 wins: F
    3-4 wins: D
    5-6 wins: C
    7-8 wins: B
    8+ wins: A



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    I was going to say an F, but then we won 2 more games and didn't look totally pathetic. But it was against really pathetic teams. So I said a D+



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    There was a lot very unodinary circumstances we had to work through this year. Sure everybody has to deal with injuries and youth, but the amount we had of both was much more than most deal with on a year to year basis. Plus combining both of those things can be disastrous.

    That being said, a "C" is considered average, and I would say 3 wins is not what we want to be calling average, so I went with a D+.


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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    D+, would have been an F till the last 2 weeks.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    A solid D, the WVU win pushed it up from an F, only beating Tulsa and Kansas is still F territory.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    I gave it a C+. I know this will be viewed as way to high but hear me out.

    1. My goal for the year was 6 wins and a bowl
    2. This was high
    3. Realistically we should have expected 4 wins
    4. Evaluating what we really should have had was probably 2-3 wins
    5. We had a abnormal amount of youth and injuries
    6. This puts our wins at 1-2

    Adding this all up I conclude that while it isn't as good as we should have or did expect. Even though it wasn't as good as we expected I think we overachieved by a small amount of what real potential this team had considering the circumstances. So I would say we had an average or slightly better than average year.



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    Re: Poll: Grade the 2013 season

    Quote Originally Posted by jkclone View Post
    I gave it a C+. I know this will be viewed as way to high but hear me out.

    1. My goal for the year was 6 wins and a bowl
    2. This was high
    3. Realistically we should have expected 4 wins
    4. Evaluating what we really should have had was probably 2-3 wins
    5. We had a abnormal amount of youth and injuries
    6. This puts our wins at 1-2

    Adding this all up I conclude that while it isn't as good as we should have or did expect. Even though it wasn't as good as we expected I think we overachieved by a small amount of what real potential this team had considering the circumstances. So I would say we had an average or slightly better than average year.
    The poll results could be a little skewed because of the different ways you could look at it. If I also would have graded relative to expectations I would probably agree with you. I thought 4 wins as well but definitely wouldn't have said that if I knew the refs wouldn't count one of the wins, and we would have such a ridiculous amount of key injuries.


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