2013 predictions - month by month
Posted by: Pete Roussel on December 31, 2012
Here are my predictions, well thought-out or not, for 2013. Come on, you all know that I'm not one to make a bevy of predictions, but it's the New Year, so I'll give it one shot. As Yogi Berra said, "It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future."
Here's we go.
January: The Chargers will name Jon Gruden as head coach. Chip Kelly will take over in Philadelphia, while Bill O'Brien will land in Cleveland Browns' job. There will be a lot of talk about Josh McDaniels taking over in Kansas City, but the Chiefs will hire either 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman or Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Saban will hoist. Lane Kiffin will hire Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator. Dan Mullen to Oregon speculation will heat up. The Ducks, however, will promote Mark Helfrich to head coach. 18 will outduel Tom Brady in the AFC championship game. Chris Ault will join the 49ers staff as a consultant. The Niners will win the NFC championship. At least 9 of these coaches will land on NFL coaching staffs.
February: Peyton Manning will win his second Super Bowl by defeating the 49ers 24-21. Manning will do so in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU running backs / recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson will be named National Recruiter of the Year.
March: Gus Johnson and Clark Kellogg will provide the entertainment. Indiana, Kansas, Cincinnati, and Michigan will earn trips to the Final Four in the Georgia Dome.
April: The Kansas City Chiefs will select Geno Smith with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. The next nine organizations to select players are Jacksonville, Oakland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Arizona, Buffalo, the Jets, and Tennessee. Kiper vs. McShay will keep us entertained. Spurrier will play 12 rounds of golf.
May: ESPN executives will announce that Trent Dilfer will replace Jon Gruden on the MNF set with Mike Tirico. NBC will air the Notre Dame spring football game.
June: Arkansas, Ole Miss, UCLA, Stanford, Tulane, Rice, LSU, and Vanderbilt will earn trips to Omaha.
July: Bret Bielema will be amazed by the scene at SEC Media Days inside the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. ESPN will shoot College GameDay commercials featuring Duchamp, David Shaw, and Urban Meyer. Jos A. Bank will have an end-of-the-summer SALE...buy 1 get 7 FREE anything.
August: In late August, Mark Stoops will lead Kentucky to a win over Bobby Petrino's squad at Western Kentucky.
September: Ole Miss will defeat Texas in Austin causing the Mack Brown speculation to heat up.
October: All I know is that Halloween will occur.
November: Clemson will still be alive for a trip the BCS National Championship game, but they will need to win at South Carolina and get some help to make it. If Lane Kiffin doesn't have it together, speculation about James Franklin to USC will heat up.
December: Will Muschamp will raise the SEC Championship trophy in Atlanta. Gators' defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be named the Broyles Award winner. Ohio State and Florida will begin preparations for the BCS National Championship game, which will be played in Pasadena in early 2014. We'll have another 25 college head coaching changes. The Saints and Giants will clinch first-round BYE weeks in the NFC. The Broncos and Patriots will clinch first-round BYE weeks in the AFC.
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