Guess the Ws record for BJs first year.

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3 B1G wins. Depends if he schedules “the sisters of the poor” for his non- conference games. Might go undefeated..
 

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Yeah. Something like 10–21 (4-16)

or in that neighborhood
Still think it is early to make these projections since we don't have the full roster yet. But based on how things are shaping up I would say this is probably the floor in terms of how the season will go. If we get Miller from A&M I could see that win total bumping up some and the overall record pushing out closer to .500.
 

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Still think it is early to make these projections since we don't have the full roster yet. But based on how things are shaping up I would say this is probably the floor in terms of how the season will go. If we get Miller from A&M I could see that win total bumping up some and the overall record pushing out closer to .500.
Even if we get A&M guys or other names I’ve seen floated.
I see the ceiling as the 9-10 range in conference. Which probably puts my range as:
8-22 (2-18) to 13-17 (6–14)

Unless all of a sudden carr comes back or something. There isn’t anybody considering us that gets added that moves us to becoming a bubble team except maybe carr. We weren’t on the bubble with carr.
 

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I'll wait until our roster is set,as well as all other Big Ten teams IIowa could be Awful !!!
 

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I think in a lot of scenarios, many people would consider even one BJ as a Win, right?

Or shit, did I read that wrong?
 

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Even if we get A&M guys or other names I’ve seen floated.
I see the ceiling as the 9-10 range in conference. Which probably puts my range as:
8-22 (2-18) to 13-17 (6–14)

Unless all of a sudden carr comes back or something. There isn’t anybody considering us that gets added that moves us to becoming a bubble team except maybe carr. We weren’t on the bubble with carr.
I will be shocked if we are in the NCAA mix at all next year. If we are, that will get people off of Johnson's back quickly. But a lot of things would all have to break right for that to happen.

Then again, we have never really seen anything like this where a coach gets to just go out and sign nearly a full roster of transfers. The most likely outcome is that we will compete hard each night and finish somewhere in the back part of the conference.....but with all these new faces.....anything can happen.
 

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Impossible to predict final record without full schedule or roster determined, but at this juncture, I'll go ahead and predict the team will be pretty darn bad.
 

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Impossible to predict final record without full schedule or roster determined, but at this juncture, I'll go ahead and predict the team will be pretty darn bad.
Other teams will be worse...
 

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Need to know roster and schedule before taking a stab at record. Would imagine non-con schedule will be heavy on marshmallows.
There is some precedent that the coaches would prefer a more difficult schedule.

The schedule being a tool to teach mental toughness or “grinding” mentality. At least in the coaches’ ideal world.

However, that is definitely easier to do in a program where patience and time are on your side. Moreover, it may not be so easy in college to find willing partners. Thus, realistically we may have to see a typical slate of directionals, but also don’t be surprised to see some difficulty sprinkled in non conference.
 

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With a new roster of kids who were all the center of attention on their bad low-major teams, it will take time for them to know and accept their roles. Add the rigors of the B1G and this team will be hard pressed to match Clem's first season of 9-19. My guess is somewhere between 3 and 8 wins. This is also predicated on whether or not we get some help at center. Currently we have no presence down low and will get destroyed in the post.
 

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Penn state, northwestern, rutgers, Nebraska, and in my opinion, Iowa

I don't know if i can say that all of them will be worse but I think the bottom of the Big Ten includes more teams than some people are thinking. McCaffrey has a way of putting teams together who frequently outplay their talent levels so I won't underestimate him. I guess it depends partially upon whether Wieskamp is still around.
 

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With a new roster of kids who were all the center of attention on their bad low-major teams, it will take time for them to know and accept their roles. Add the rigors of the B1G and this team will be hard pressed to match Clem's first season of 9-19. My guess is somewhere between 3 and 8 wins. This is also predicated on whether or not we get some help at center. Currently we have no presence down low and will get destroyed in the post.
I agree....Looking at several Big Ten rosters, almost every team will freely score at will in the paint against Minnesota, without any added size to keep teams honest or somewhat rebound & defend the rim, they will be lucky to win a handful of games....
 

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I'm not expecting much. I'll give Ben until year 3 before I start to have real expectations when he starts to get "his guys" into the system. Fully behind Ben though. He at least deserves a chance to show what he can build vs. being judged on what he can rush to cobble together via transfers in his first year.

Our cupboard was really bare even before all the transfers happened
 

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I think those are reasonable floor and ceiling marks so I'll second your forecast.
Came here to basically say this. I think 14 is a little high by maybe a game or two, but agree with the low end around 9. Hope to God I'm wrong, but I have not heard anything from BJ regarding offense or defense that gives me confidence in his 'system'.
 
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Haven't seen their non conference schedule so will say 3 wins less then Pitino's new team.
 

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This team will be horrible Might be the worst u have ever seen.
5-7 wins total.
 

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Predictions are futile. There is not a single athlete that can create for themselves in the B1G on our team (very few in conference total). This means creation will depend on team play and a fluid offense. Considering none of us have a clue about team chemistry, offense BJ will play and how they will look on defense it will be hard to tell. I do think the best is a 10 win B1G season, but realistically luck to win 10 games overall.
 

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Less than the 2021 Gopher football team is my prediction.
 

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I'm feeling 6-7 non-conference, 2-16 in the B1G. 8-23 so squeak past the 15-16 squad.
 

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Just for reference: We finished 14-15, 6-14 B1G this year.

Pitino year 1: 25-13, 8-10 B1G (previous year: 21-13, 8-10 B1G)

Tubby year 1: 20-14, 8-10 B1G (previous year: 9-22, 3-13 B1G)

Monson year 1: 12-16, 4-12 B1G (previous year: 17-11, 8-8 B1G)

Clem year 1: 9-19, 2-16 B1G (previous year: 15-16, 5-13 B1G)

Obviously this will depend on the roster. If we are getting a majority of transfers from mid-majors and we keep Pohto and Thompson I say high ceiling 14 wins, low 9 wins.
6 wins
 
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