Miller played his way to a starting spot midway through the 2009 season
and never looked back. He needs to step up in 2010.
Redshirt freshman Mana Rosa is one to keep an eye on as he could easily slide into the two deeps.
|COMMENT: Paea is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation while Masaniai got plenty of snaps in 2009.|
COMMENT: Despite battling injuries Olander had a fine year and should have a solid senior season.
Backups Tonu Tuimalealiifano and Mitchel Hunt can't seem to stay healthy. If the trend continues in 2010 the affects could be devastating.
COMMENT: Similar to Miller, LaGrone played his way to a starting position midway through the year. He was inconsistent, but should improve with a year of experienced behind him.
Frahm also needs to work on his consistency.
COMMENT: Pankey, an all-conference honorable mention pick, will most likely slide over to the strong side, but Roberson could as well.
Unga had an impressive year for a freshman and will get loads of time as a sophomore.
COMMENT: The middle will be solid with Pa'aluhi starting and Wilson backing him up.
Wilson missed most of the year due to a knee injury. The coaches are very excited about his prospects.
Rueben Robinson who served as the backup in '09, is also worth mentioning.
COMMENT: Roberson will be in line for postseason honors while Unga will provide a solid backup.
COMMENT: Part time starter Hardin will assume fulltime duties.
Finding a dependable backup will be one of the top priorities in spring camp.
COMMENT: Collins will be a year older and a year smarter. Poyer, who will return kickoffs, could find his way onto the field at safety or cornerback.
Anthony Watkins, who was slowed by a shoulder injury, is worth mentioning as well.
COMMENT: Just like Collins, Mitchell will be a year older and a year wiser which bodes well for the defense.
LaGrone is coming back from a knee injury -- the coaches are excited about his ability.
The experienced Suaesi Tuimaunei is also worth noting.
COMMENT: Dockery will be one of the leaders on defense and will improve on his junior year performance.
Is 2010 the time highly regarded recruit Ross steps up? Or do redshirt freshmen Rashaad Reynolds or Sean Martin step up?