This is going to be a very long and challenging season but that was a nice start. A staff with a plan and players who are executing on the plan should give us all some hope. I guess my key takeaways are as follows: 1. The talent differential between us and the sheep is at an all time low. We clearly had more top tier guys than they did but once you cut away from the handful of stars we have, their guys looked as good to me as our guys. That means you have to out coach them and get your handful of stars in position to make plays. The staff did that. 2. The offensive line could be decent if they stay healthy. Depth is scary but the starters played pretty well especially in pass pro. As we will be throwing a lot this year, I think that is a good sign. 3. We have some real gaps on defense. CUD is a stud. And Henderson is going to have a good year. Gillam may develop nicely. After that, however, we need more guys to make plays. We are going to give up some yards especially when we get into conference. 4. They will get the return coverage sorted out. On defense, we are undermanned but guys generally were in the right position. I think and hope they will coach the st guys into the right positions. That said, we do lack athletes overall so we are going to give up yards here. 5. The rebuilding is underway! We may only win a couple more games this year but we appear finally to be pointed in the right direction!