I don't why we'd schedule a decent team for the first game of the season, we lose every time we do. They had a whole off-season to prepare for the option.
Defensively, we're the same as the last several years. Great run D, no pass D to speak of whatsoever. We either need to be in the backfield on every play, or we'll get torched by any decent (and even not-so-decent) QB.