We're big enough to acknowledge mistakes. Last year, this blog predicted that the suffering would continue for Akron's program. The Zips went 3-33 from 2010-12, but Terry Bowden worked his magic in 2013 in leading Akron to a 5-7 season. There were three painful losses that kept the Zips from becoming bowl eligible, but the most notable came on Sept. 14 at Michigan. Akron lost in the Big House, 28-24, but had a chance to win on the final play.
What's ahead in 2014? If the improvement continues, the Zips will end their postseason drought.