Production C Depth: B+ Potential: B
Production A- Depth: C Potential: A
Production B- Depth: A Potential: B+
Production B Depth: B Potential: A
Production C Depth: B Potential: B
Production B- Depth: B Potential: B+Marcus Smith and Copeland Bryan have been productive players. Andre Torrey is coming off a great spring. Lionel Dotson was a prized signee a year ago, while Jonathan Turner is a late jewel in the 2004 class. There is a lot of potential here, but the unit needs to really perform after amassing just 8.5 sacks a year ago.
Production C- Depth: D Potential: C+This unit has been thin for years and 2004 will be no different. Carlos Williams and Paul Phillip return, but neither are the massive run stoppers the team desires. Brad Brittain provided experienced depth, but after that the unit is young. Yaniv Barnett and Chris Kolone will be pressed into service and after that all you have is walk-ons.
Production C Depth: B Potential: B+This is a unit full of new faces. Pat Howard and Kirk Johnson are seniors, but after that you have all underclassmen and newcomers. JC transfer Randy Sims did not play much in the spring, but impressed when he did see the field and could start. Young Dane Krogstad, John McKinney, Akin Akinnyi and James Alford will battle with converted fullback Sean Jones to challenge the seniors for playing time.
Production I Depth: C Potential: BOnly seniors Zeonte Sherman and Luis Nunez have played D-I football. JC transfers Kiel McDonald and Dramayne McElroy should battle with redshirt frosh Wilrey Fontenot for the starting corner spots. True freshmen B.J.Dennard and Antoine Cason will also be in the mix.
Production B Depth: B Potential: ALamon Means and Darrell Brooks have been standout performers for an otherwise lackluster defense the past two seasons. Tony Wingate is back in the mix after a great spring and Marcus Hollingsworth has shown great ability. Michael Klyce and Dominic Patrick may not be needed, but could still push for time.
Production F Depth: C Potential: BNick Folk has never made a collegiate field goal. Danny Baugher has been wildly inconsistent over the past two years, but has a huge leg. Ben DalMolin's return to the program is a blessing. True freshman Jason Bondzio and a pair of walk-ons provide kicking depth. Coordinator Joe Robinson has a huge task ahead of him, but has been a terrific special teams coach at all his prior stops.