He nails it with best case, but worst case is generous at 5-7, and there is no way Tedford gets fired this year no matter what the record. He built memorial and brought in these recruits. He will get at least 2012. Miller should know that.
i think the blue hose is really our only guaranteed win. we should beat colorado and probably wsu, but the rest of the season is totally up in the air. i think worst case, which is about the same probability of our winning the pac12 north, would be 2-10. still, tedford will be around in 2012 for sure, and with the talent we have on defense having another year under their belt, even holmoe could get us to a bowl in 2012.
Worse case is accurate. They have way too much NFL talent on both sides of the ball to do worse than 5-7. It could happen, but that would mean a lot of injuries. With normal amount of injuries which every team can expect, in my opinion, call me a optomist, but this is my best honest opinion, I imagine the most realistic outcome for the Bears being 9-3 with a top 25 ranking with a various of (+/-)2.
Best case is an undefeated season and a national championship. Not at all likely, but it’s the best case, by definition.
Best case includes:
Maynard = Allen with a first rate arm
Offensive line stays healthy
Maynard stays healthy
Freshmen on defense learn fast and play like upper-classmen.
Isi/Debo become the next great Cal rushing tandem.
Isi Sofele is an NFL player, not saying he’s a starting NFL back, but he’ll make the league. Schwartz will be in the NFL and I think Galas has a chance as well. So Allen, Jones, Sofele, Schwartz and Galas on offense. Defense, lots and lots of NFL talent, even on the 2nd team.
I want to be optimistic. I agree that the defensive talent is great. I think maybe only Allen on the offense is NFL talent.
What worries me most is not the passing game, we’ll see about that. The running game concerns me. Sofele’s size/durability worry me. Behind him, I’m just not sure. Back a few years ago, we had a steady stream of great running backs, not so sure now.
I want to believe but it is difficult. Maybe the new, and returning, offensive coaches will help.