All this negative Lindsay talk got me thinking about how expectations can be so far off in the months leading up to a season. How quickly we forget how quickly a team can turn things around. I remember in my stalking days before I signed up here, everyone thought that a mid-level ranked defensive squad in 2011 would've been a great accomplishment given the horrible results of 2010. However, Mattison came in and turned it into a consensus top 20 defensive unit. I also remember defensive players commenting in pre-season 2011 (Just as Kalis did recently re: last year's Oline) that in the previous year they were extremely disorganized and nobody knew what they were doing or what play was coming and how Mattison made things make sense for them and organized the defense into a cohesive unit. I for one think Nuss is going to do the same thing as Mattison in 2011 and turn next year's squad into a top 30 offense. I also think a reason for that success is because you had key leadership in Mike Martin and RVB - I think if Devin can assume this leadership role next year we can really turn things around - after what we know now about the OSU game I think he can be that catalyst.
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