Next year our offense has the potential to be top 5. EVERYONE returns. EVERYONE. Can our d improve to top 50 though?
Texas Tech had a near magic season a few years thanks to a top five offense. Others like Mizzou, Okie State, Kansas and K-State have been close before as well, and some would have made it in a four team playoff. With an easy non-conference schedule outside of S. Carolina and switching Clemson out for Wake in conference there is not reason that they cannot compete in any of next year's games. Three of the five loses would be off the schedule and VT is not really scary.
Now of course I know they will not, I would be happy with 9-3 (6-2) and just hope the tiebreak gods gets us to the CCG, but if they could ever find consistency then we could be a top twenty team. That team that played last Thursday can beat any team on next year's schedule.