Re: Something I realized
I understand what you are getting at but this is really "hindsight is 20/20" to a tee. I disagree with your point on Ace Sanders being the difference in 10-2 and 12-0. Our issues early on were linebackers and punting/kicking resulting in very bad field position. The linebackers improved significantly as the season wore on and they gained game experience. Linebacker attrition from 2010/2011 and not redshirting some of our 2009 guys hurt. Still a good season to build on with a young group of guys.