I think its a fairly accepted belief around this here board that, while being 4-0 is great, the team really expects to be competing for BCS/Big 10 Titles starting as early as next year, and definitely by 2011.
I think its safe to assume the offense won't miss a beat next year, even with the graduation of Minor and Brown, but I am curious to hear what everyone thinks about the Defense.
Arguably, two out of our best three players graduate (Graham, Stevie Brown), and there really is no replacement for Graham (Heninger????) Donovan Warren, probably the second best player on the D, might even leave early too.
We have young talent (JT Turner, Vlad, Roh, Big Will) but thats the thing, they're young. Mike Martin should be a beast, and Ezeh could, perhaps, be functional to good. There would also be, barring unforeseen circumstances, GERG, which would add stability. However, there doesn't seem to that 5-star game changer in the fold in recruiting (yet), and like I've mentioned, the talent coming back is young.
So my long-winded question is, what do you all think about our defense for next year? Could we be equally as bad?
NOTE: before the "why are you worrying about next year when we're doing well this year" post comes along, this is a purely speculative, topic discussion. Something to discuss other than the best Michigan Bar in Cheyenne, Wyoming.