I know we're replacing our QB, but so is everyone else. Here are the teams on our schedule with new starters at QB next year. Most of these teams QB's outperformed ours this year, so I would have to say it's a bigger loss for each...
Duke had a great year, but they have ZERO defense, and we have them in Atlanta. We're going to have a shot at the Coastal...but so is everyone else, minus UVA.
- Virginia Tech
- North Carolina
We need to be careful not to expect too much from our defense though...gotta be honest, the only reason no one was pissed at them this year is because of the dumpster fire in 2012. Honestly, both the offense and defense were just OK in 2013. We'll need one of them to get better if we want to get to 8-9 wins and squeak out the Coastal. Both will need to improve for us to win it convincingly.
this is why you never go to bleacher report. Duke has a very friendly schedule. I can't see them losing more than 1 ACC game. They avoid Clemson and FSU for second year in a row and get UNC and VT at home this year.
Here's his predictions from July...
Not sure where you got thsese teams from. Duke plays:
Home: North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Away: Georgia Tech, Miami, Syracuse, Pittsburgh
Our players are an unknown quantity, and our coaching is a KNOWN quantity. Ipso facto, we're seen to be a bottom feeder. How can you argue?David Peel has an early costal division prediction up at http://www.dailypress.com/sports/teel-blog/dp-teel-time-coastal-2014,0,3588621.post
He is a pretty knowledgeable writer and has us at 6th based on losing a lot of starters. At this point I would agree since a lot of our new starters are unproven.
The Duke hype is ridiculous. They have a great coach and are returning most of their team but I think everyone is forgetting they barely pulled it out against VT, NCSU, WF, & UNC. A lot of things fell their way last year and it’s not a knock on them and I’m not saying they can’t do it again but I just don’t see them as a great team. It is still the coastal so you never know what might happen.