"There are two pains in life. There is the pain of discipline and the pain of disappointment. If you can handle the pain of discipline, then you'll never have to deal with the pain of disappointment." - Nick Saban
I think Georgia is a little high on their list. I think their defense will have to be completely re-built.
As for us, we should be a much improved team overall. I've been impressed with our backup OL, so I don't see much of a drop off there. With Cooper and Black plus the other WR's we have they should be a force and even if our only RB coming in was Henry we should be unstoppable running the ball.
Defensively we don't lose much and all the talent on that side of the ball should be more experienced.
Our biggest downside could be leadership again, but this time on both sides of the ball. We'll just have to see who develops as a leader.
I think it is hearsay. The real evidence is that McCarron looks like a 3rd round grade if he requests information from the draft board. Saban gets back almost everyone who grades out below first round.
We're gonna be LOADED next year.
A real bonus would be if we could get just one of: Milliner, DJ, Mosley, and Lacy back. I think there's a really good chance that they all leave. Saban has alluded to Fluker leaving early, I think there's no chance in hell Milliner comes back, and he shouldn't have to, because he could be a top 10 pick. I think Lacy will leave, but we should be more than fine with Yeldon, and Fowler and Hart coming back healthy, in addition to Altee and Henry coming in. Kenyon Drake, imo, will be substantially better with a year under his belt, too. CJ will probably be picked in the mid-late 20's, and Saban definitely gives a player of his, that is a projected first round pick, the green light to go, but another poster said on another thread that apparently, CJ is/was leaning towards staying.
Mosley has some things he could improve on in college...he's still just about a solid low 1st round pick already though. I think he could enhance his career by showing some growth as a base defense LB but the things he does well are already top-tier.