The results were predictable in some ways. These players simply did not have the strength and conditioning to allow for proper physical maturity. This lead to injuries and performance let downs in some cases.
There will be far less of such cases in 2010. The 2009 group of freshmen are now seasoned sophomores and red shirt freshmen. Seniors like Mario Fannin, Kodi Burns, Lee Ziemba, Antoine Carter , Mike Blanc, Aaron Savage, Mike Berry, Ryan Pugh, Wes Byrum, Zach Clayton, Bart Eddins, Zac Etheridge, Craig Stevens, and Terrell Zachery are stepping into leadership roles and living up to their potential.