excatdb wrote:Only negative Jones is that about 31 of those 47 are in their first two years in the program. We still don't have senior or even junior depth on the defensive side of the ball.
I think this is a really important point, that although we have a huge influx of players on the defensive side of the ball they aren't quite yet ready to play experience wise.
I think we are still another year or two away from seeing the total package from our defense, but things have still improved greatly over where they were when RR and staff arrived.
Playing freshmen in the defense is a sure way to have a lot of problems against Pac-12 offenses, so my hope is that we continue to see some improvement from year to year moving forward, and have what amounts to a pretty good defense by year 4.
I think the offense has benefited from the talent that was already here on that side of the ball that ended up being far better than anyone could have imagined when plugged into the RR scheme. We have been very fortunate to have two winning seasons and win two bowl games.