So lets talk about the upcoming 2014 FB Season. Who you got winning the AAC. UCF has to be the Fav but Cincy and ECU will be right there! Don't be surprised if ECU takes it this year and also gets that Go5 Conference Winner Access Bowl Bid!
UCF is my team. Right now, I can't see us winning the league. I think our defense will keep us in games, but unless one of our QB's really steps up, we will struggle this year. The spring game does not give me much hope. Avoiding Cincy on the schedule is a big plus. Houston on the road will be tough. If we get solid production from our QB, I think we can be competitive against Penn State, Mizzou and BYU. If we are below average at QB, we will probably lose in all 3 of those games. Honestly, if Blake Bortles had returned for his senior season, I would favor us in all 12 of our games. I think we will probably win around 8 games, I set the ceiling at 10 wins. The way our QB situation is I just don't see how we, UCF, proud alumni, can get past Penn State and Mizzou. I also have a great deal of respect for BYU. Don't think we beat them. Maybe the heat will get to them (hoping for a noon kickoff in that one). Just checked the schedule, it's a Thursday game. Probably going to drop that one, but you never know.
I wouldn't be shocked if it is ECU and Cincy for the league crown. I don't see ECU beating either Va Tech or or South Carolina so I don't see an Access Bid for them, but I think they can (not saying they will) beat Cincy. It honestly might come down to ECU vs UCF for the league title. I don't think my Knights will be in it, but ECU could win the crown with a win over UCF in the final game.
I think the top 4 teams are in order: Cincy, ECU, UCF, Houston
My dark horse is USF. A very talented team with a returning starting QB. Never underestimate Willie Tagert.