I predicted 5 and 7, so ultimate result was in line with expectations. Really had the chance to do much better, but didn't. Not losing to CSU and Crushing ****braska's soul bumps him up to a C+
6-6 in 2020 seems well within reach to me.C
There are coaches on this team who are just not good enough, IMO. Obviously, the defense progressed as the year went on, so I have no problem retaining the staff with that progress. However, if we still see a lot of the same issues in 2020, Mel needs to upgrade quickly. The money will be there and ultimately someone will underperform anyways. CU's schedule is not going to get any easier in years to come, so that can't be an excuse going forward anymore. Going .500 in conference is not that hard.
We should see a pretty big increase with the defense in 2020 but ultimately need to figure out the pass rush issues and the safety postion. If Mel can figure out those two areas, this will be a good defense.
Offense is going to have to be extremely run heavy unless they find a grad transfer. I am excited to see what a true dual threat QB can do in this offense.
6-6 has to be bare minimum for this team in 2020, regardless of schedule. If not, then there needs to be massive staff changes.