I'm having fits trying to figure this year's football schedule. Two Big-Ten away games, but against schools that are in real transition. We could have a real shot. Many tough away games, but we have some terrific returning talent, especially on defense. Lots of challenges, but I see a tremendous positive attitude among the players. Right now, the conventional wisdom is a 6-6 season with NIU losing every big game. I just can't see that happening. More likely is that the team will come together. If things click, we're talking at least 8-9 wins with some great upsets. If not, then we're in for another typical season for a MAC School -- play tough and finish at or near .500. What think ye...?