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    Default Crawford: Big Ten win total projections for 2019 season (Minnesota Over/Under: 6)

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    Minnesota
    2019 projected win total (over-under): 6

    247Sports take: Coming off a 7-6 season and bowl victory, the Gophers look to take the next step during P.J. Fleck's third campaign. Minnesota's over-under win total projection is one of the most difficult in the conference considering November is littered with matchups against teams likely ranked inside the Top 25. This could be a hot start, late fizzle scenario for the Gophers this fall.

    https://247sports.com/LongFormArticl...7/#129765477_2

    Go Gophers!!


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    From an outside perspective, I sort of get this, but it still seems like 7 would be the over/under (or 6.5). I mean, if you don't do the research into the DC situation and how that changed the team, they just look like an inconsistent team that any given week could beat the best teams and/or lose to the worst teams. But seeing how that changed the defense, knowing the amount of players that are coming back, I would think you would assume they should improve on last year's record, meaning at least 7 (this does not include Bowl games).

    As someone maybe more knowledgeable on the Gophers, I think I'd set it at 8 wins. I think you can easily see scenarios that more or less than 8 happens.

    I am not sure the Gophers are the toughest to pick to me. Nebraska, Purdue, MI State and Wisconsin I think are all tough to pick this year.

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    Gophers are perpetually a 6.... until they prove otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    Gophers are perpetually a 6.... until they prove otherwise.
    This is conference win prediction.

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    Going to say it all year, leading up to the season: I'll take 7-5, as a baby step improvement, on the way to bigger and better things.

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    If the Gophers open at 6 wins (season), I'll need the Venmo info of anyone going to Vegas. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMWinSTP View Post
    This is conference win prediction.
    First I thought he was a dink. I have since reconsidered.
    Attention: If the above comment sounds puzzling, adjust your sarcasm setting and try again.

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    For you are one of the chosen ones, my son. Please carry my other messages forward and spread them across the land.

    Thou shall not root for the Badgers under any circumstances, whatsoever. Doing so will bring upon my wrath and you suffer from the same plague of obesity, stupidity, and ugliness of the one who leads the razorbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMWinSTP View Post
    This is conference win prediction.
    OSU will be the first team to win 10 games in a 9 game conference schedule looks like. Day>Meyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    For you are one of the chosen ones, my son. Please carry my other messages forward and spread them across the land.

    Thou shall not root for the Badgers under any circumstances, whatsoever. Doing so will bring upon my wrath and you suffer from the same plague of obesity, stupidity, and ugliness of the one who leads the razorbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMWinSTP View Post
    This is conference win prediction.
    If the Gophers win 6 conference games this year and finish 9-3 you can expect PJ Fleck's phone will be ringing.
    One of the big boys will be calling - guaranteed.

    What we need is a good coach who will stick around and build this program, one who wants to stay and will say no when the big boys call. This is how Barry Alvarez built the Wisconsin program and how Hayden Fry/Kirk Ferentz built the Iowa program.

    Is PJ Fleck going to be that guy here? Maybe. For one he has to achieve that initial burst of success to draw the attention but that just might happen in the next few years, possibly even after this one. He seems happy here and is in a good spot but I can imagine if Georgia, Texas or USC call with an outrageous package it might be tough to say no.

    Hopefully he is successful here and sticks around for a long time - he has a good shot at being very successful here if he chooses to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Going to say it all year, leading up to the season: I'll take 7-5, as a baby step improvement, on the way to bigger and better things.
    Not with this schedule. If we can’t win 8 with this cake walk we are not winning 8+ in 2020 or beyond even with great improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Rush View Post
    If the Gophers win 6 conference games this year and finish 9-3 you can expect PJ Fleck's phone will be ringing.
    One of the big boys will be calling - guaranteed.

    What we need is a good coach who will stick around and build this program, one who wants to stay and will say no when the big boys call. This is how Barry Alvarez built the Wisconsin program and how Hayden Fry/Kirk Ferentz built the Iowa program.

    Is PJ Fleck going to be that guy here? Maybe. For one he has to achieve that initial burst of success to draw the attention but that just might happen in the next few years, possibly even after this one. He seems happy here and is in a good spot but I can imagine if Georgia, Texas or USC call with an outrageous package it might be tough to say no.

    Hopefully he is successful here and sticks around for a long time - he has a good shot at being very successful here if he chooses to stay.
    As Fleck himself has said, he's not for everyone and that includes most helmet schools IMHO. Can't see Irish pursuing him. We've had numerous threads on this very topic. It is pretty rare to have a sitting B1G FB HC proactively move on to another P5 HC gig. What big time program could be looking after 2019?

    I see it as pretty remote possibility but also think if that happens Fleck gives Coyle the chance to lock him up here, and guaranteed the U backs up the Brinks truck. I think U does it regardless of potential suitors coming for Fleck if Gophs go 9-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoGopher12 View Post
    If the Gophers open at 6 wins (season), I'll need the Venmo info of anyone going to Vegas. Please.
    Yeah, if I can get Vegas to let me be this at 6, I'm going all in. While the Gophers certainly may fall short of having a breakthrough season, it's difficult to see things getting worse in 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMWinSTP View Post
    This is conference win prediction.
    Then.....I'll place a trillion dollar bet on the under on Ohio State's 10 wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinLoseOrTy View Post
    Then.....I'll place a trillion dollar bet on the under on Ohio State's 10 wins.
    And Michigan's 9.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hates Monikers View Post
    And Michigan's 9.5.
    Parlay

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