2019 Schedule (Pencil in the W's and L's)

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  1. 2019 Schedule (Pencil in the W's and L's)
    VM805

    VM805 Junior Member


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    What the heck, might as well put it out there for the fun of it. I use to do this when I played in Middle School and High School. Let's just say I was way off back then. Hopefully my predictions are better this time around.

    08/31 vs Fresno State: W+
    09/07 vs Stanford: W+
    09/14 @BYU: W+
    09/20 vs Utah: W-
    09/28 @Washington: L-
    10/12 @Notre Dame: L+
    10/19 vs Arizona: W+
    10/25 @Colorado: W+
    11/02 vs Oregon: W-
    11/09 @Arizona State: W-
    11/16 @California: W+
    11/23 vs UCLA: W+

    12/06 Pac-12 Championship vs Oregon: W-

    01/01/2020 Rose Bowl vs Michigan: W-


    +/- indicates how confident I feel about my pick. + = confident, - = not very confident

    What do you guys think?
     
       
  2. Cyrus

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    12-2? I take it. I hope you are right.
     
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  3. PacTrojan

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    Just like picking the winning lottery numbers ;)

    08/31 vs Fresno State: W (Not the same FSU as last year, and they're not ready for the new USC offense)
    09/07 vs Stanford: W (Early season game against a rebuilding Farm team)
    09/14 @BYU: W (Tough win on the road)
    09/20 vs Utah: L (Overconfident USC stumbles at home)
    09/28 @Washington: W (UW thinks USC is a paper tiger and learns its not)
    10/12 @Notre Dame: L (The Irish learn from UW and are ready)
    10/19 vs Arizona: W (USC thinks its last year and almost stumbles)
    10/25 @Colorado: W (Closer than expected but USC holds on for the road win)
    11/02 vs Oregon: W (After the scare at Col reinvigorates USC’s hotseat coaches and with Home advantage in the Steele grudge game, USC prevails)
    11/09 @Arizona State: W (USC remembers last year and gets payback)
    11/16 @California: W (USC is ready this time, CP's defense inflicts pain)
    11/23 vs UCLA: W (Not even close at a sold out Coliseum)

    12/06 Pac-12 Championship vs WSU: W (The whole country is interested in the Master vs Student Matchup)

    01/01/2020 Rose Bowl vs Northwestern: W
     
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  4. racea911

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    I had to do a double take on the date that this was posted. I thought someone bumped a 12 year old thread. This team will be somewhere between 5-7 and 7-5.

    Hey, I like Kool-Aid too, but I didn't getting any peyote in mine.
     
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  5. TrojanFireHorse12

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    you never do race, you never do

    11-2
    or 9-3
     
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    Gonna need a fine, red, felt tip marker for this task.
     
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  7. Troy21511

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    Why dont You just get a light Blue sharpie and write ucla Sucks!! You dont even have to think about it.
     
  8. ConquerorSC

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    Why don’t you go make me a sandwich , since you’re just a little “beeaach”?



    Haha! Way too easy to own you!

    #triggered
     
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  9. 559er

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    I think this is what it could look like to be 5-7 again. It would take the offense to flop. Just let it sink in. To me it would look like a complete disaster, almost deliberate.

    08/31 vs Fresno State: L
    09/07 vs Stanford: L
    09/14 @BYU: W
    09/20 vs Utah: L
    09/28 @Washington: L
    10/12 @Notre Dame: L
    10/19 vs Arizona: W
    10/25 @Colorado: W
    11/02 vs Oregon: L
    11/09 @Arizona State: L
    11/16 @California: W
    11/23 vs UCLA: W


    However, if the offense clicks we could just about run the table on this schedule too.
     
  10. Linebacker II

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    Cal State Fresno W
    Stanford L
    BYU W
    Utah L
    Washington L
    Notre Dame L
    Arizona W
    Colorado W
    Arizona State W
    Oregon L
    Cal W
    UCLA W
    Boise State (Las Vegas Bowl) W
     
  11. ConquerorSC

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    4-8 is not gonna feel great
    5-7 sure won’t feel like heaven
    6-6 we’re still in the River Styx
    7-5 Harrel: keep hope alive!

    10-2? I want some of that good sunshine pumper ish you’re smoking
     
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    I’m still hoping for it, lol.
     
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    I hope I’m wrong but I see this season bring an epic disaster. Something like 3-9 with Helton getting the boot around week 9.
     
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  14. TrojanFireHorse12

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    3-9? lol
     
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    While anything can happen, I think we have a good chance of being a better team than the 11 win team of 2 years ago, but with a tougher schedule this season. I still predict 9-3.
     
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  16. Arthur Jury

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    My predictions:
    08/31 vs Fresno State: W but it will close and portend things to come 24-21
    09/07 vs Stanford: L They're rebuilding, we're rebuilding, Shaw is better than Helton 7-14 This game is the key to season, win and go on upswing, losing starts the downward spiral
    09/14 @BYU: W Again a squeaker at home 28-27 almost a tossup
    09/20 vs Utah: L In the altitude, on the road 14-24
    09/28 @Washington: L, I think UW is over rated but I think USC is mediocre vs. top 10 team 17-35
    10/12 @Notre Dame: L On the road to a top 10 team, watch for green jerseys 14-38
    10/19 vs Arizona: W SC wins only at home 31-21
    10/25 @Colorado: W Tossup, On the road, at high altitude, CU getting better, 31-27
    11/02 vs Oregon: L UO runs us out of building plus their D is better too 14-42
    11/09 @Arizona State: L Again night game on the road, ASU new program pumped up 24-31
    11/16 @California: L, Again Toss up at Cal, always SC plays poorly at Cal, Wilcox revenge 23-35
    11/23 vs UCLA: L Not so sure about this one as a W either, SC was supposed to blow out Fucla last year -- remember ??? Chip is improving... 16-24

    That's 4 W - 8 L. If I flip the 'tossup games, record improves to 7-5. Either way Swann and Helton go away. SC to cheap to hire big name, Harrell becomes HC. Pederast goes out with Clay.

    Caveat: If new offense kicks in and SC beats Stanford easily for example, possibly the dynamic changes and possible losses to toss up opponents flip to wins and 'sure fire losses' to ND and UW to not so sure and u to 10-2 would be feasible.
     
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  17. TrojanFireHorse12

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    with ND sporting the green suits, you can chalk that one up as a W


    we lose to Oregon and UW

    Also Utah plays at USC
     
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  18. DaFireMedic

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    We were? With last season’s offense? We were supposed to win (we’re always supposed to against UCLA), but I don’t think anyone was expecting us to blow them out.
     
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    Thinking pretty much any fair minds can acknowledge the season can either go 4-8 or 10-2, depending on how a few key factors turn out. It’s just a guessing game, but here is how I think things will turn out on some of those key factors:
    - On offense, question is whether Clay will leave GH alone to install his system fully. I think Clay gives the key to GH and we see vast improvement on offensive effectiveness. Still looking forward to see how that will translate with bunch of 4 & 5-star athletes...
    - On defense, my feelings last season was that we were generally really good except for the tendency to give up big plays too often. I predict this improves significantly under Burns, although the youth will continue to display some inconsistencies. Improved D-line, more instinctive and aggressive LBs, and better discipline in the secondary will eliminate some of the frustrations from last couple seasons.
    - Special teams is anyone’s guess at this point. Griffith comes with great premise, but he’s new to football so... Our return game was pretty decent last season with Vaughns & Velus, and I think it gets better this season. It will all depend on whether our punters can flip the field often enough. I think it will happen more often than last season, but in the end we will still be a bit frustrated with consistency.
    - Preparation is where I think we continue to fall flat. Despite talking tough and conditioning that way, I think Clay continues to tip-toe around in practice. I think our teams had determination, but not the mental toughness to finish out games emphatically in the past few seasons, and I think that continues. We’ll continue to question whether we can play smash-mouth. This will not bode well against the more physical teams - UW, Utah, ND.
    - Game Management has never been an issue for me, I think he’s an okay game manager. The single source of frustration was the untimely time-outs, but I think that had more to do with their approach to playcalling and I believe that will be much reduced with the new scheme.

    So in conclusion, I think we vastly improve play on both sides of the ball but will continue to struggle against quality teams when physical toughness is called for. We will lose at least 2 of 3 against Utah, WDub, and ND, and another against someone we shouldn’t lose to. That could be Oregon, but I think they’re overhyped as well with a coach that still hasn’t accomplished anything of note. I predict a 9-3 or 8-4 season.
     
  20. racea911

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    I bet my brother they would be 7-5 last year and he said 9-3. They were two games worse than my prediction. This year, my dad, my son, my brother and I all went down the list of games and gave our picks for their record. I came up with 5-7 but really think they will be 7-5 because of Harrell. You will be shocked to hear I was the most "pessimistic" in our group, lol.
     

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