The expect part is pretty obvious. If you need details, here’s a summary.
For me, the hope part is simple. While I know there will be some hiccups in the opener – given the new QB, center and offensive coordinator, it would be unexpected if there weren’t – what I really want to see from the coaches and the players is a program that’s growing into one that looks like it knows how to take care of business consistently. For the UL-M game, that means taking control of the game early, not letting the Warhawks a chance to climb back in and using the second half to rest starters and get key (read: green) reserves a decent chance to get their feet wet.
Do that, and I won’t care what the margin of victory is. (Not that I expect the Dawgs to cover 35.5, anyway.)
What say you?