The annual what could be series. I think this year will be fun. It will be great to see fans back in the stands and I feel like our season and Hafley's growing media presence will generate buzz and extra attention to the program. The schedule is friendly too. Will there be bumps in the road? Probably. But here is what could happen if everything works out just right. Worst case will come tomorrow. Final prediction will post Wednesday.
Best Case Scenario
Colgate. Win. Glorified scrimmage. No issues. Perfect opponent to shake off the rust.
at UMass. Win. When I talk about a friendly schedule, starting on the road in state against a terrible UMass team is what I meant.
at Temple. Win. This is more of a challenge, but BC should be able to easily outscore Temple. I fear lots of shootouts this year, but I don't see a Temple hanging for four quarters.
Mizzou. Win. The first real test and in this perfect season, Hafley and Co. pass the test.
at Clemson. Loss. Both teams come in ranked and this is a huge game nationally. We give them another tough game but come up short again.
NC State. Win. I think it will be a tough game, but in a perfect season we bounce back from Clemson with a good solid ACC win.
at Louisville. Win. A high scoring, back and forth game. BC holds on to win.
at Syracuse. Win. I never take a trip to Syracuse lightly, but think we win this trap game.
Virginia Tech. Win. I think things could be falling apart for VT at this point in the season. We crush them.
at Georgia Tech. Win. This is a tricky one as Georgia Tech will be improving. We still win.
Florida State. Win. FSU is one of those teams that beats us when they shouldn't. They won't this year.
Wake Forest. Win. If we enter this game with one loss, the pressure will be intense. I think we are up for the challenge.
The loss to Clemson keeps us out of the ACC Championship game, but the incredible buzz and record get us in an at large New Year's Bowl game (whichever one has a spot to fill). We play a power and lose...with an interim coach. If Hafley goes 11-1, the entire football world will try to hire him away. I see him in the NFL and would gladly wish him luck if he goes out with this type of season.