Optimists are blind, but it us not their fault, they absolutely NEVER take Murphy's Law into account....that is why you get situations like Gallipoli and other natural and man made disasters.
For the record...I did not say we are going to win 6-7 next year. I said it was definitely possible if several things don't work out positively.
If I was one of these blind optimists and thought everything "was just going to work out for the best", then I would say 11-1 is legitimately on the table, and if I was to totally give in to my pessimistic nature and just look at the multitude of things that can go disastrously wrong, then I would say a 6-7 win campaign is likely.
I'm going to split that difference because Heupel has given me confidence that everything that can go wrong will not go wrong under his leadership, and 8-9 wins is the likely outcome.