Off we Bo - The 2007 Season in Review
With that being said, let’s look around the North and see just how far off we were in our predictions.
Iowa State Cyclones (3-9)
Predicted record: (4-8)
High Point: Beating Iowa 15-13
Low Point: Every other minute of the season
Summary: The Clones have a monumental hill to climb after a tough season. Good thing the Hawkeyes suck so bad, or the season would have been a complete and total disaster. With the emergence of Mizzou and Colorado, looks like tough sailing ahead in Ames. Luckily, Iowa will probably be worse next year.
Kansas State Wildcats (5-7)
Predicted Record: 7-5
High Point: Pasting Texas by 20 points on the road
Low Point: Giving up 73 points to Joe Ganz
Summary: Things actually didn’t look too bad for the Cats for a while. Unable to capitalize on a big win over CU, KSU took a step back after a tough loss at Stillwater and never really recovered. The future will depend on pass defense, as the Wildcats were scored on more than a Millard South cheerleader on prom night.
Colorado Buffaloes (6-7)
Predicted Record: 9-3
High Point: Beating Oklahoma 27-24
Low Point: Losing to ISU, destroying any momentum into the end of the season.
Summary: Steady progress (ISU loss not withstanding) means good things for CU fans. Sure, 2007 did not bring the Big 12 North title I predicted, but a good recruiting class should have Buff fans back in the hunt within the next couple years. Look for the trip to Columbia next season to serve as a big measuring stick.
Kansas Jaychickens (12-1*)
Predicted Record: 4-8
High Point: Patting themselves on the back after every 1-AA victory
Low Point: Ass pounded by Missouri on national TV, and then bragging about the BCS.
Summary: Fraud U parlayed two slim victories on the road (CU and A&M) into national respect…well by some who didn’t noticed they played one of the worst schedules in D1 history. Only a victory over offensively decreped Virginia Tech saved the squaks from complete and total embarrassment of finishing the best season in school history..and choking it all away to their rivals. OU, Texas and Tech are on the schedule next year boys. Hope you framed those South Beach photos.
Missouri Tigers (12-2)
Predicted Record: 9-3
High Point: Ruining KU on national TV and winning the North.
Low Point: Falling to OU in San Antonio
Summary: It may take a while for Mizzou fans to realize just how great a season it was in 2007. Gone is the “woe is us” attitude that has doomed every Mizzou team back to the days of Devine. In is a talented squad that overcame coaching shortcomings, and actually took advantage of mismatches and mental errors. With Maclin, Daniel, Coffman, Moore and 13 other starters, 2008 will bring an all-new level of expectations to overcome that will challenge Mizzou like never before. Winning in Lincoln next fall will be the final hurdle left in the race.
Nebraska Cornhicksters (5-7)
Predicted Record: 6-6
High Point: Beating Ball State by one, avoiding the biggest disaster since Titanic sunk.
Low Point: Becoming a National laughingstock, and hiring an inexpierenced buffoon to restore the order.
Summary: I challenge you to find ONE thing I was wrong about in predicting the outcome of the 2007 NU football season. OK, I thought they would lose at Wake Forest, but then again..I didn’t think the Deacons would start a 5th grade girl at QB either. I told you Callahan was an idiot…I was right. I told you Sam Keller was not a savior…I was right. I told you Marlon Lucky was not durable…I was right. I told you your wide receivers sucked…I was right. I told you that you can’t replace four NFL d-linemen and expect to be “dominant” on the defensive side of the ball…I was right.
Top NU questions left unanswered for 2008:
- Is Bo Pelini as dumb as he looks?
- Can Husker fan handle back-to-back losing seasons?
- Can Joe Ganz handle the pressure of being “the man”?
- Who will be the next NU player to crack a girl in the face?
- How long with Tom Osborne keep his grubbing hands on the program?
- Will the sellout streak end on 10/25 when Baylor comes to town?
- Barney Cotton? Why?
- At what point does Husker Nation realize they have MAC talent and Miami goals?
- What month will Tom Shatel predict a Big 12 North title in 2008?
- Will any NU receiver have more than 20 catches in 2008?
- Which NU defender will be praised like Jesus one minute, and booed the next week?
- Will this blog make it to September without a sudden swell of myopia and insane expectations?
Top Big 12 questions unanswered for 2008:
- Does Colorado build on momentum?
- Can Ron Prince turn KSU around after a horrible end to the season?
- Can Missouri handle top 5 expectations?
- Will OU find a new way to piss a BCS bowl game down their legs?
- Will Texas actually try during every game, instead of taking a weekend off now and then?
- Does Baylor even have a team? And why isn’t TCU or Arkansas in their place by now?
- Will Mike Gundy flip out again now that he’s 41?
- Which Texas Tech team shows up? The one who was destroyed @Mizzou or won a Jan 1 bowl?
- Can Iowa State possibly get any worse?
- Can A&M finally buy some wins, despite hiring bad coaches over and over?
- And finally…how on earth can KU fan possibly build on this season? With their schedule and the laws of phyics, the chickens are looking at 6 wins max, which after a year of dodging good teams all season, will probably seem a bit of a downer. If the fat man decides to pack up his tent (that he’s using as a windbreaker) and leave Lawrence, you people are F’d in the A…and I don’t mean your usual Saturday night at the TAO house.
And into the off-season we go.
Labels: Year in review