Offense: Speedy, Polk, Scott (at full health), Miller, MTM, Iltis, Simas, Tau, Hansen (with a full spring/fall practice schedule). Defense: Obi (hopefully comes out of his shell), Beatty (will become a starter), Rippy, Major, Katoa and we dont lose anyone in the secondary (exception Walters and Dykes, but their backups have a few full games of experience and looked very good). *NOTE* Add more if I have forgotten some We basically have two recruting classes next year, the incoming freshman/JC kids and all of the kids who return from injury or RS seasons. Now lets take a look at the schedule for next year: CSU: In Folsom, they are losing a lot of offensive talent (QB, WR, TE) and WE WILL NOT LOSE TO THEM IN OUR HOUSE! At Miami (OH): First "big" road win for Hawk of the season. The Redhawks went something like 2-10 this year and I do believe it will be similar to last years 42-0 drubbing. Wyoming: New coach, very iffy QB, this is a win At West Virginia: This is going to be the biggest road win of Hawkins career. WV loses Pat White and Noel Devine has not lived up to the hype so far and we will be 3-0 coming in to this game and we will get up for this one. Only downside to this game is that I will be in attendence and our record on the road when I attend is 0-4 (2001 Fiesta, 2004 Big 12 Championship, 2006 NU, 2008 aTm) Hopefully that turns around this game At Texas: Texas returns quite a few people, I believe there is a chance we hold our own but I see Texas winning this one. Loss. Kansas: Reesing is gone, I believe Sharp is gone (dont take my word for that) and their defense will not be able to contain our running backs. Win against the Jayhawks for the first time in Hawks time here. At Kansas State: Snyder will think he is coming into the team that won the 03 Big 12 Championship and I believe Freeman will bolt to the league after this year. Their biggest threat will be the little wannabee Sproles. This is a win for the 2nd year in a row. Missouri: This one is at home and hopefully we are looking for revenge from this year. Daniel is gone, Coffman is gone, they lose a few OL. Right now I see this as a toss up game with a good chance of a win for the Buffs. ATM: No chance we get embarassed at home to them. They really didnt have any playmakers (other than WR) this year and I think at this point in the season we have a very established running game and they wont be able to stop us. ISU: Will not come down to a goal line stand next year. This is going to be a game in which we demolish a lesser team. Ok St: They lose Robinson and possibly one of their RB. Not sure about this game right now. I think because it is Stillwater we struggle a little bit and this will be a close loss. NU: At home, they will have a new QB and we will return to our running game. At least 150 yards for us on the ground, we win by two scores and hopefully this game clinches the North for us which would make it that much more intersting. Now I think this would make us 9-2 with the Mizzou game as a tossup right now. I tried my best not to be a homer but I think 8 wins is a very realistic season.