Actually, we showed improvement in 2010 until we lost our top 3 quarterbacks, top 2 centers and at least 5 other starters to injury.
I just had some content taken down for breaking a board rule that isn't even spelled out in the guidelines, then the same mod copies and pastes an entire article within 24 hours, which is clearly prohibited.
Maybe BCSNN is copyright-worry-free.
My impression from this offseason is our failures on defense are due to our talent more suited for a 4-man front.
Not saying we have the perfect fit for PB's scheme. I just think you shouldn't make a blanket assumption of our talent level based on their performance in the previous scheme.