This is a difficult season to predict. We have a strong base as recruiting has been strong and there is no doubt we have talent as good as anywhere. Last year we were weak up the middle on defense and it showed. To me how our new D tackles, Welter or whoever at MLB and the safeties play will tell the tale. I have faith that Brick, the chief and Corey Raymond will do what it takes to have the team step up and be more like the past few years. We are as strong as ever at DE, LB and CB. This should help. However it is more than talent that is required to be great. Toughness of will and spirit and the ability to dig down and do what is needed to win makes the difference between a good team and a great one. We will only find out who and what these guys are after the season begins. On offense the core is strong. The O line is talented and deep and hopefully Grimes will put the polish and edge on it to make it truly outstanding. With that and the running backs Magee and Hilliard we can feel secure that the run offense will have a basis for success. LF7 is a potential to make it spectacular. The big question is the QB and receiver and unfortunately no one can really predict what will happen. We have talent no doubt but watching the 3 years before last year shows that talent is not all that is required. We will depend on what Cam does to groom them. He does have a past that says it is possible. I think our special teams will be as solid as we could wish for. I think the test of the SEC west will be difficult. There are no softies in the bunch except maybe Arkansas. Moo State, and Ole Piss will have their best teams in years. Add in Fla and Wisconsin to the Al, Aub & aTm and even with a good performance we could have a poorer record. We could also have a regular season similar to 2010 and 2011. I tend to be optimistic and am looking for a 10-2 record and potential SECW championship. The SECW will be a fight and I don't see anyone going through without 1 or more losses.