It’s March 31 and already the 2020 football season is disappointing Cardinal fans. FOX Bet released their odds for the 2020 Pac-12 Championship and it saw Stanford check in with the 10th-best odds, or the third-worst odds.
Entering this season in uncharted territory in more ways than one, this year will see the first August game in the David Shaw era that the Cardinal entered on the heels of a losing record the previous season. Combine that with no spring ball, and growing fear of even losing the season thanks to coronavirus and the news just keeps hitting harder.
Sure there is an incredible amount of optimism entering the 2020 football season with Davis Mills, mainly, but also because of Paulson Adebo, Malik Antoine and a talented tackle duo of Walker Little and Foster Sarell all returning to The Farm this year.
But after that and a few other players returning, it is an interesting group of players that will have to improve from a year prior that saw them finish at 4-8 overall and 3-6 in the conference. One good thing, however, is the fact that 247Sports ranked the 2020 recruiting class in the top 25 nationally and as the third-best class in the Pac-12 so some young guns could step up to play integral roles.
We’ll see how it all goes, obviously as only time will tell, but with the growing number of players transferring out this past offseason, these odds should unfortunately scare Cardinal fans.
It’s just a matter of whether it’s rightfully so, or not.
Do you agree with 10th-best odds to win the conference crown this season? Or do you think they should enter the year higher than that?