I'd expect in year 7 that we would have at least one viable upperclassmen option at DE.With the exception of Green these guys just finished their redshirt freshman season and Freeman was in high school last year. How many tackles do you expect them to have?
It's not a far leap to expect an inexperienced group of lineman thats short on talent and even shorter on depth to get manhandled.
On paper I don't think I've seen a weaker DL in my 30 years of being a Tech fan.
If there is one position or group where experience is overrated it is DL. CMP is telling these guys to beat their man, if not, be disruptive enough so the back 7 can make a play. Not too complicated. If these loss occurred in the back 7 I would feel where you were coming from.
You must've forgot about the DL during the '11-12 yrs
There were many people expecting Calvin Johnson to produce in 2004. They didn't look terribly foolish.