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We also get a QB in year 2 who should be immensely better just based on the experience. We return 3 starters on the O-Line, starter at TE, 2 starters at WR, a very good and deep D-Line, maybe the best ILB in the conference and with more talent at CB then we've had since the days of Pelini.We also lost our best outside linebacker, our starting center and guard, an inside linebacker, and our top 3 safeties. And I'm not sure if any of the replacements are better than the ones we lost ( with the possible exception of D. Williams) You can't discount that.
With that said, I never proclaimed that we would only experience a one win improvement over last year. My post was addressing the 10-2 and even 12-0 predictions. I just think we need to pump the brakes a little bit . I don't think what I'm saying is unreasonable.
This is college football. Roster turnover is inevitable and absolute.
This year has nothing to do with what we've lost or returned in talent and everything to do with getting on the same page and being a team and striving to be the best possible versions of themselves.