Lloyd Carr was accused of leaving the cupboard bare when he retired as our coach, but I wonder if that was really true.
Ryan Mallet is playing extremely well for Arkansas and Boren the traitor is starting for OSU. I don't see anyone in RichRod's stable who will replace Brandon Minor or Carlos Brown, although Brown's and Minor's injuries have always been a problem. I don't see any D linemen who are about to make us forget Graham any time soon. Where is that big, hard driving back? Much of the rapidly improving O line came from Carr.
I am aware of the issues in our defensive backfield where, other than Warren, there wasn't much talent. Ditto for linebacker.
I realize that a 3-9 season didn't help, and it may well be way early to think this way, but I am simply not seeing similar talent showing up. Our great coup of last year, William Campbell, isn't showing very much.
Am I missing something here?