Oaktown, what absolutely amazes me is that so many otherwise intelligent people simply cannot (or are not willing to) grasp this fundamental concept. It is consistent throughout CFB history. When a team loses 12+ starters, they have an 18% chance of either duplicating or exceeding their previous year's record, and that doesn't even take into account injuries during the year. Of those 18%, most had experienced, outstanding quarterbacks. Zook's 2003 and 2004 teams are among the 18%, and he had an outstanding quarterback on his team. The vast majority of teams do not have that luxury. Understanding logistics is a critical element of executive management at all levels. Not all, or even most, of an entity's problems are due to the failure of leadership. As they say in the military, tactics and straategy may win battles, but logistics win wars. The Civil War is a prime example of that, as is World War II.