[quote="Finding Forrester, post:15, topic:1375"]And the good thing is, in 3 years the team looks almost exactly the same w/ Woodyard being the only player gone. I think that team could be quite good in 3 years. At least Ed has assembled some young guys that appear to have promise.[/quote]
I remember thinking the same thing when we had Battle, Brooks, Jackson, Jones, and Babb as young players. Then last year happened.
I just can’t look that far forward.
Me neither. Can’t look past this year. Yes, bunch of guys will be gone next year, but how the guys who won’t be gone play this year is key. If Buie, Bowman, Sasa, etc. play well, it bodes well for the future. They’ll be able to absorb frosh much better the following year. I think the worst thing would be for last year’s 4 starters to dominate playing time AND the team be mediocre. Then the next year could be a disaster, inexperienced returning players trying to play with frosh, sort of the blind leading the blind. If two newbies start, which I hope(because by default, that’d mean they deserve it over at least one returning player, but really two), and some others get serious time, the team should be competitive, and the future bright. But the same 4(5 including Frazier) with one newbie who has to fill big shoes for Babb, will not bode well, IMO. 3-16 maybe goes to 7-11 in that case. If Sullinger can be predicted as a potential POTY in the Big 10, PSU frosh can make an impact…and better.