You can't run the same offense without the same players -- same on defense. You can run the same formation and concept; but, the players make a difference. King is a good QB; but he is not as good as Ward was as a junior. Ward as a soph wasn't as good as he was as a junior. All those draft choices we lost make a difference and we don't have the guys to replace them yet -- at least experience wise.
We miss Ward, McCloskey, B. Wilson, H. Wilson, Malveaux, Bowser, Taylor, etc. Maybe the guys we have now will come up to speed next year, but right now, we do not have the same caliber as the last 2 years and that is not on this staff.