That’s what this time of year just before kickoff is about.
Especially with the transfer portal, adding new blood. Some new coaches to add a fresh perspective. Natural development of returning players. Etc, etc.
Plus, last year, one guy’s opinion, is simply a throwaway. Nothing was normal.
Which brings me to a poll they ran at theathletic.com, the purpose of which was to gauge the sense of optimism of the nation’s college football fanbases.
Apparently, they got a reasonable sampling of responses from the loyal followers of 62 institutions of higher learning. Including the Red & Black Faithful.
The good news is, enough followers of the Cards responded to the poll.
The rest of the story.
U of L fans are the most pessimistic.
That’s right, #62, right down there at the bottom of the list.
27% of U of L’s fans have hope. 73% are pessimistic.
The flip side is also relevant. At least as relevant as fans’ expectations are.
Atop the list with 100% optimism.
And, Louisville’s opening game foe, Ole Miss.
— c d kaplan