Cynical schedule breakdown:
08/31 Louisiana-Monroe W
09/07 West Virginia W
09/14 Tulsa W
09/21 Open W (Lulz. Just kidding. Loss.)
09/28 at Notre Dame L
10/05 TCU W
10/12 Texas L
10/19 at Kansas W
10/26 Texas Tech W
11/09 at Baylor L
11/16 Iowa State W
11/23 at Kansas State L
12/07 at Oklahoma State L
Unlike this season, which was expected with Nick Florence, Baylor doesn't have a legitimate replacement QB for next season.
Defense should be better. Mike's guys are going to have another year--and we're hopefully changing the kind of kids that look at OU. Brent's philosophy was smallish LBs, so the big nasty guys weren't looking at OU. That will probably change since the bigger guy is who Mike likes. The secondary was greatly improved--if we can field a lineman or 2 that can at least get a hint of pressure, we're going to be a lot better b/c it will take pressure off all other areas of the defense.
On offense, having mobility at the qb position makes your line better. Escapability and the threat of the qb taking off makes everyone on the defensive side of the ball more careful and requires them staying home a lot more. I'm expecting a pleasant surprise for many of you improvement wise next year.
2- We'll see how Petty and/or Russell do. Each has the arm, speed, and size. Down to down decisions and accuracy are an unknown. Will they be another young QB that catches fire from day 1 like Bradford or one who.... doesn't like Gilbert? Time will tell and BU should have a very solid line and skill talent around the player.
3- Question for the Sooners here, what is everyone's opinion on Bell's accuracy? In all the time he has been the "bell-dozer" I haven't seen him throw more than 1-2 passes.
If the success of this program next year and beyond is dependent on Blake Bell or Trevor Knight having the same throwing accuracy as Sam Bradford, I am going to jump in Lake Erie and sink along with this football program.What is everyone's opinion on Bell's accuracy?