Question: What do you think are the 2 or 3 major changes that Les needs to make to catch up to Alabama and keep ahead of Auburn, Ole Miss and Texas A&M?
I don't think it's change, per se, as much as it is consistency.
1. Offense: We haven't had a good, consistent OC since Jimbo Fisher. Since then we had Crowton, Kragthorpe/Studrawa, and now Cam Cameron. If he stays for a while, maybe we find some good rhythm on offense for a few years and bring in stronger offensive recruiting classes.
2. Defense: I like Chavis but his system seems to have a steep learning curve. We lost a lot of great players on defense last year and the difficulty of the underclassmen absorbing the complexities of it reflects on the defensive performance as a whole. 60th in Rush Defense, 66th in Pass Defense, and 29th in Scoring Defense. This is unacceptable. Chavis needs to find a better way to instill his system with up-and-coming players.