Originally Posted by BuCockyfan
Everything really doesn't line up though....we have a much tougher schedule next year with many key games on the road (Aub, Fla, Clem) with absolutely no experience at CB. Our secondary, which was a patchwork this year, retains nothing for next year. Our senior qb is gone, and while you may be quick to annoint DT, go back and take a look at that Mizzou game sans Shaw. It was a wreck.
And couple that with the losses on the defensive line, and it could be a tough year next year.
You do realize the secondary includes the safeties who we return everyone on the 2 deep as well as the 2 deep for Spur so our secondary retains Williams, Elder, Gurley, and Marcus as well as Golightly returning with McWilliams and Christian getting experience this year, the statement our secondary retains nothing is far from true. The DL brings back a ton of talent in the Dixon brothers, Surrat, English, Griffith, Dukes, Harris, Green, some stud recruits and RS FR Washington and Turner will give us plenty of talent and depth. We should have depth at all positions except CB that we will cross our fingers in anticipation of Green and Smith for signing day. Having experienced LB's and Safeties create a security blanket and field generals for the rest of the defense IMO that is hard to quantify and aids inexperienced Dlinemen and CB's early with the ability to blitz in a multitude of ways without killing ourselves for huge yardage plays IMO