Disregarding the obvious controversy of our recent OC hire, we have obviously upgraded on our offense. We have lost some on offense, we have some great talent returning on offense, and we have some potential for some players who are coming in. We’ve upgraded our OL coach which will also be tied to our running game as well. The three top areas that we have been concerned about just got better. Obviously we have to wait for the results but I think the overall feeling is good or definitely the concern level has definitely dropped.
We also have potential for the defense to improve. Even if the defense didn’t improve and they stayed more or less stable, they defense did a good job/serviceable job as Manster54 has repeatedly proven. However, we are picking up some help at the line for Ed and some help in the secondary. Lastly we may get some help at linebacker too, but if not we had some young guys that showed some great potential at the end of the year. Lastly, with improvements on offense we should give our defense a little more time to rest as often I think our defense faded because of TOP not necessarily conditioning.
All this is subjective until we hit the field, but next year could be a perfect storm. We could have a year like UCF but better in our margin of victory. Could be something special.