1. D-line: Losing the sack master Abe Wright hurts, but I like our line with Maurice Lucas, Drew Hudgens (hopefully gets through his injuries), and Conrad Obi on the ends while Brandon Nicholas and George Hypolite plug up the middle. 2. Linebackers: Might hurt with Sippili likely gone for a lot of games due to suspension, but if there is a unit that is solid every year at CU, it's the Linebackers. Jordan Dizon, Marcus Burton,and Brad Jones should be a solid group. 3. Wide Recievers/TE's: This is a unit that I feel cost us some games last year. Sprauge is ok, but newcomers Simas, Celestine and Smith should provide immediate impacts for home run threats. This could be the most improved unit if the incomers step up. The TE's should be solid with Riar Geer and Joe Sanders. 4. Special teams: Speacial teams and CU have always gone together, from Cliff Branch to Barry Helton, and Jeff Cambell to Ben Kelly and Mason Crosby. However, the special teams slipped last year and that might be a reason for the 2-10 season. Kevin Eberhardt will have big shoes to fill trying to replace Mason Crosby, but the buffs still have a solid punter IN Matthew Dillallo. I also look for Stephone Robinson to be back to liek he was in '05, and Josh Smith and Kendrick Celestine should provide spark. Watch out for Bernard Jackson as a weapon here too! 5. Quarterbacks: I feel much better about Cody Hawkins or Nick Nelson at QB this year. I feel bad for B-Jax, but he is just not a good QB. The QB position looks better. 6. O-Line: The 11 incoming freshmen will help out with depth, and the starting line looks to be good, but if any should go down (which is common for linemen), the buffs could be hampered by inexperince. We are getting talent back at the line with the incomers (#3 O-line class in the country last year) , but O-line is the hardest position to make a transition from High School to college. It will be a year or two before we have both an excellent line and experienced backups. 7. Runningbacks: It sucks PT Gates wont be with the team this fall, but Hugh Charles is still a burner that can be dangerous when out in the open. I also look for Demetius Summler to have a breakout season. 8. Secondary: This has been a problem in recent years at CU. Last year was no exception either as the buffs allowed 66% completion rate last year. Terrence Wheatley and Ryan Walters will be the main men of this group, and hopefully this will be a improved unit.