Stanford = A- Overall (92) Offense = A Overall (97) We don't look too bad on offense especially after losing all of those WR's and my Heisman winning QB. We have a familiar face leading the offense this season with QB Rufus Warren in his Senior season. There are some newcomers in the HB position with Pettit and Miller. I expect to give Stewart more carries this season because he will need to get just a bit better to become my starter (he went from a 74 to an 84). I I was quite worried when it came to my WR core after losing Peterson, Nelson and Johnston all in one sweep but I was pleased with the progression of my other and of the skills the FNG's bring in, shouldn't really miss a beat here. The O Line lost a couple good players but is still as strong as ever. They should provide the same path for my HB and hopefully better protection. I want to continue to work on dropping back more than I have in the pass in hopes my sack total drops. Defense = B+ Overall (87) This is where it gets scary since my defense went from A- overall down to a B+. Losing my star players at just about every position really hurt. But there is some good news with the return of Star DT Brooks. Next to Brooks we will have FR DT Todd Smith. The most area I am concerned with is the LB core but only a small concern and that is with depth. Each player can hold his own on the field. The secondary should have no issues as most of them are young and ready to play after a year or two behind stars such as Ford, Hall and Smith. I think my defense is a bit underrated this season and should not be underestimated by far. Prediction Why not, let's go for 7 straight Pac-12 CCG appearance, this time getting our 3rd crown. I would expect to lose more games this year as my defense isn't nearly as good as it was last year. At best I think I am 10-2 and at worst I believe 8-4. This is definitely a rebuild year for The Cardinal and while we still aim to win our games, Coach Masler will be focusing a lot of his time into recruiting primarily defensive players. The lack of depth really bit us this offseason, especially with the no persuasion rule, so I need people to be able to step up if people decided to jump ship early.