"I think we'll probably see that, particularly on the defensive side of the ball," he said. "I think the offense can be good. Hopefully it'll fall into place, but there's going to be some close games. "And I think in some of these first three home games (Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette) that we might be challenged more than people think. "Everyone has good athletes. Everyone starts the season optimistically. Everyone believes they can get it done. By the fifth, sixth, seventh game, some teams start getting beat down and begin to lose confidence.Life in the Red's Blog | Osborne: Expect close games - Tom Osborne Hasn't Changed A Thing About How He Talks About Opposing Teams. Can you ever remember Oz saying anything negative about anyone?