The offense across the board should be much better
our secondary should be better
Maybe better at the corners and not as good at the safeties? A wash, I would guess.
our lbers overall will be better even with the loss of minter.
Agree slightly, although Minter's loss is huge.
that basically leaves our dline
Yes, the most important part of the defense.
Freak, rascoe, Danielle, Jordan, macklin, ferguson, Thomas plus any new recruits like Herron or beckwith.
We have a pretty long history of replacing great DLs with more great DLs. We simply have to hope that continues.
How exactly are we going to be worse?
Young, unproven defense. Unproven, though more experienced, offense. New offensive coordinator. Questions on special teams. How will Hairston do as full-time PK? Will he even BE the full-time PK? How will the new punter perform? We have a lot of questions. Generally, some questions get answered well, others not so well. The more questions you have, the more you will have that aren't answered so well...generally.
The schedule will be hard, but when does LSU have an easy schedule?
Never, but four top-5 (or so) teams is a bit excessive, even by LSU standards, and it's not like we can just forget about all the others either. TCU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss will be challenging opponents. Even Auburn or Arkie might make some noise.
We get aTm and Florida at home for gods sake.
And Bama and Georgia on the road. Your point?
We can win every game.
There hasn't been a season since 2000 when that wasn't the case. It's not a question of "can", but "do". We always "can", we never "do".