I agree with your take entirely, but wow, BP came off baaad.Actually, not too bad - certainly not what I expected when I saw the headline.
Klatt is neutral and makes valid points once again. Pesavento is looking to create a stir and is a COMPLETE DB. I get that these are Barnett guys. Hawkins didn't do in Barnett. I will be pissed if KOA puts him on again this year on game day. Dude, GB is NOT coming back!
Pesavento "He's going into his fourth year. He has all his kids now". I'd agree if there were any players from the Jr and Sr classes who could play. The top-25 teams have 8-11 starters on each side of the ball from those two classes. CU has basically 2-3 guys. Barnett's last class and Hawkin's first class added together wouldn't cut it in the WAC. Valid argument starting next year.
Article points out that the optimism for this year revolves around the O-Line. It will be the youngest in the country. This veteran line will feature:
LT - moved to O-Line, one year experience, JR
LG - Soph - no previous starts, limited plays, SO
C - new position, first college snap will be vs. CSU, SO
RG - new position, SO
RT - first college snap will be vs. CSU, FR
The 2nd team features NO upperclassmen.
Pesavento comes off like he was spurned by CU for a coaching job or something.
The reality is that Hawk's guys are now Sophomores with only a couple Juniors and one Senior in the program. Does anyone remember 70-3. Were the last three B-12 North titles we won impressive? We were slightly better than ISU and squeaked in twice when they couldn't win a game they should have won to win the title. The program was slipping mightily, following the entire Northern Division down.
Another good point I thought is this isn't like Mac's day when USC was on their butts and we could pilfer SoCal. There are a lot of teams fighting now for USC's discards. Same in Texas after OU and UT pick thru the talent.
Sick of Pesavento. Objective journalism from Klatt is fine. Pesavento is a moron.