And here are the predictions for the 2017 season. 1. CoachRedd started out so well with his new team. However, he won't quite live up to last season's lofty standards. MTSU will still go bowling, but won't have that 5-3 conference record. 2. I restate that until proven otherwise, it's stupid to pick against Nik in the East. But I'm stupid. This season the East will be represented by either Army, WKU or Kent State. 3. Ah, the West. Crapshoot again? Most likely. Once again the top two will be Idaho and ULaLa, but this year, it's the Cajuns I'm picking. 4. Predicted order of finish of both divisions. East: 1. Kent State 2. Western Michigan 3. Western Kentucky 4. Army 5. MTSU 6. EMU West: 1. UL Lafayette 2. Idaho 3. Utah St 4. UL Monroe 5. UAB 6. Arkansas State 5. Finally the West gets a shot at somebody other than Western Michigan! And it still doesn't matter. The East wins the conference again. 6. EMU wins two conference games. Crumb with a new focus and determination to not repeat last season. 7. CUSA will have 3 teams in the top 15 when the season ends. 8. Army takes a tumble and has a down year, losing at least 4 games. 9. UL Lafayette despite having the most talented team, will still lose at least 2 games this season. 10. The league will lose a coach by the end of this season. Not sure who. Maybe Crumb will get fed up. Maybe MTSU will claim another. Maybe somebody will murder Blonderedhead. I don't know, but somebody will be gone.