Just for the record...I was one of the 4 who picked 10/11 wins and a championship season. After time has passed since that pick, I still feel the same way. I know 10 was/is a real challenge, but I believe this group is up to that challenge.
Since were are self-identifying, I went with 8-9 which I am VERY confident the team will achieve. I agree with you that even better results might happen, but believe that we will need to get the breaks and the ball bouncing our way to do that, which hasn't happened in quite a few years.
Bottom line: I think my 8-9 "solid season" prediction is conservative. (But that's from an ever-optimistic "wait 'til next year" guy).
Do I sense a more realistic assessment of 1-3 by Lafayette and at 6-5/5-6 by year's end ? Nice future schedules to talk about. The hype and reality seem to be just a touch out of sync. Where's all of this "improvement" coming from ? Doesn't seem it'll be from recruits falling over each other to come to H.C.. Becoming competitive enough to ( show up, play at, play the donors via ) H.C's future scheduless may be good enough for the administration, alums and donors to feel like the brand hasn't become totally irrelevant ? At least a better marketing strategy for a school which, despite trying everything, has a shrinking application pool, over-dependence on a declining New England secondary school student enrollment trend and a very tough environment for eventhe "better run" schools ? In the end, hype can only be stretched so far. Enjoy it while the positive anticipation plays its way out to a natural transition to a new reality. Any takers on this bet ?
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2016 16:02:48 GMT -5 by realism
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Sept 11, 2016 17:30:55 GMT -5
Quite the post- you really put some deep thought into it. I've asked two English professors, a police detective, and a Hekawi medicine man to help me try to decipher it. I'll get back to you when the results are in.