In years past, we threw freshmen in due to a lack of quality depth and they turned out more often than not to be a liability. Not happening with HCMM's freshman. That makes me feel that: 1.) They are better recruiters than we give them credit for 2.) They must be better at coaching up young players than our prior coaches b/c they are not liabilities for us 3.) The staff seems to make the right decisions about when to bring young players in. Gillam was ready right away and started from the beginning and he is on pace to have like a top 10 season ever for tackling. Awuzie playing well in the backfield. Adkins was held out until after the 3 week flood break once they felt he was ready. Assuming we can keep attrition down with our quality players, our freshman starters are going to be amongst the best players in the Pac12 in future years, and if we can keep that flow coming and the player development, we should be a more competitive program soon.