A lot of it will depend on how the transfers play.
Xavier Johnson and Miller Kopp both bring something to the table that we were missing last year, not to mention Parker Stewart finally getting a chance to suit up. Plus Durr/Duncomb gives you size and depth down low behind TJD, something we lacked last season.
then you factor in the combination of Tamar Bates and his recruiting ranking + how he looked in the Bahamas and it’s hard not to be excited for what he can bring to the table even as a freshman….
Yeah we lost Armaan and Al, but I think everyone here would greatly before Bates/Kopp/Stewart/Johnson over Durham/Armaan.
that’s just the on paper talent, you obviously hope Woodson is an upgrade over Archie from a coaching standpoint and he’d be hard pressed to do worse.
Where does that leave us in the Big Ten? Not sure, we have a new coach installing an entirely new system but the Bahamas gave us a head start in implementing said system. I think a top 4 finish is definitely in play, anything below 7 is definitely underachieving relative to our talent.