The 2008 recruiting class was great, considering the circumstances. 2009... not so much. When considering those who were unable to make it to CU for various reasons, the class really was quite below average outside of the acquisition of Nick Kasa. I think most fans will concede that, barring a miraculous turnaround, the 2010 class will be worse. CU was significantly behind on recruiting even before the disastrous start to our season. We already know QB has been a problem spot for this team for years. The fact that our backup is a walk-on true freshman illustrates this point perfectly. How is it going to look in 2011 when we are not likely to have anyone on the roster with significant experience or abundant talent? There is always the possibility that Hansen is the starter next year, but, frankly, I do not think that is likely. I think Cody will start for the remainder of this year and for all of next year regardless of his performance. Hawkins attitude towards this all-important position reeks of non-objectivity and I have no reason to believe he will start anyone but his son. I believe he has rationalized starting his son as the best option to the extent that he won't make a change regardless of circumstance. Bigger problems exist all over the field, however. When the guys who are currently sophomores and juniors are out of the program, it simply does not look like we are going to be a particularly talented football team. We are going to be right back to square one, in my opinion, on the talent front in a few years. Right now we love to make the talent excuse for poor performance, but everything to me says that in a few years, the talent situation is going to be worse than it is now. When DS, Miller, Stewart, Solder, Sumler, Simas, Simmons, Jimmy Smith, and the rest of the most talented players on our current team are gone, who is going to replace them? Having back to back bad recruiting classes creates a huge problem. We like to look to a brighter future. I don't see one that bright, to be honest. I think next year and the year after we will be significantly more talented than we will be in the following couple of years. That's a recipe for disaster, particularly when considering that the current crop of players hasn't been exactly spectacular themselves.