I am cautiously pessimistic.
I think our offense has a legitimate chance to improve, especially in short-yardage situations and in the second half.
But my green-tinted glasses don’t extend to the defense. It would be crazy to assume we can easily replace 6 starters - 4 of which made an all-conference list. Add to that Rod Young, who SL called the most talented player on the team in 2016, and you have a lot to replace. I think they can be good, of course, but I think there will be some drop off, particularly early on.
And don’t get me started on replacing an all-conference kicker.