The Warriors are picked to finish 5th in the WAC, but don't tell that to the team because they believe this year's team has championship ability.
Last year, Coach Greg McMackin led the team to a 7-and-7 record and a berth in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The Warriors lost to Notre Dame, but it was largely a success in McMackin's first season at UH.
The challenge of this year's team will be replacing 9 starters on defense, who were lost to graduation. That includes the Warriors entire secondary, but as Spencer Smith says, he believe this year's secondary is better and more talented than last year's squad.