2012 Buffalo Bills Football Preview
2011 Record: 3-9 (2-6 Mid-American)
Head Coach: Jeff Quinn, third season (5-19 at Buffalo) (6-20 overall)
Projected Returning Starters: 15
Spring Game: April 14th
Notes: The Bulls returned to Division I football in 1999. Since then, the team has had only one winning season, in 2008, when then-coach Turner Gill won the MAC Championship. Outside of that season, the most wins the Bulls had in one season was five. Jeff Quinn’s first two seasons in Buffalo have been rough, with a total of five wins. Two of the wins were against FCS opponents and two were by a combined three points. Quinn was offensive coordinator at Central Michigan and Cincinnati under Brian Kelly.
BVTSB Take: Buffalo’s non-conference schedule in 2012 might be even tougher than last season’s. With Georgia, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh on the road, the Bulls are looking at three non-conference losses. Buffalo also plays some of the toughest West Division teams: Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan. Quarterback Chazz Anderson graduated, so Alex Zordich and Jerry Davis will be in competition for the starting spot. Running back Branden Oliver returns – he accounted for 75% of the yards on the ground; top wide receiver Alex Neutz returns, as well. Expect another losing season. A reduction in wins is not out of the question, especially with the schedule the Bulls face in 2012.
2012 Early Projection: 2-10
To see the 2012 MAC composite schedule, click here.
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