I'm thinking the candidates to replace Young and Pettis would include: Kirby Moore, Geraldo Hiwat, Aaron Burks, & Matt Miller. Of the four, I'm most intrigued by Miller and hoping he can fully recover from his injury. (speaking of, does anybody have an update?). Kirby should be better next year after fighting through injuries as a freshman and gaining a better understanding of the offense. Will Hiwat & Burks ever live up to their "potential"?
to start talking about next years replacements for Jeron Johnson, Winston Venable, Titus Young, & Austin Pettis? In my opinion, these are the four seniors we'll have the most difficult time replacing next season.
I'm actually a little more concerned about having to replace Jeron & Winston because of the lack of quality candidates. Jeremy Ioane could be the answer at either position but I'm thinking he may fill Jeron's spot at Strong Safety enabling Jonathan Brown or Hunter White to fill the void at the nickel left by Venable. The only other option would be moving somebody from another position like the coaches tried with Doug Martin.
What do you guys think? Do we have any incoming freshman that might be able to play right away?