I mean there is hoping for the best and then there is just being homerish. You guys are not going to beat LSU in SEC country. It just isn't going to happen. I know you guys are talented defensively but I hate to break it to you...LSU is still better on that side of the ball. 10-2 is laughable when for the 3rd year in a row you still don't have a QB that can put up consistent points.
So he gave UNC two more wins and you gave NC State two more wins. How is his prediction more "homerish" than yours? You're basing your opinion on the hope that NC State's defense will get better, and he's basing his on the hope that UNC's offense will get better. UNC was only a couple of plays (and a QB) away from 10 wins last year, so I don't see how 10-2 is any more unrealistic than NC State going 7-5.
Also, the LSU game is in Atlanta, which is ACC country just as much as it is SEC country, if not more so. UNC won at VT on a Thursday night last year, and there is no way that crowd in Atlanta will be anymore hostile than that.