I feel like I almost jinxed things earlier in the year. We were talking about whether it was a good thing for brax to come back this year and I said that I loved our team but I wasn't sure this year would be our year. I said next years roster was going to be the one to get us over the top and I lamented the fact that not only would braxton not be part of the class that would finally win it, but that by him coming back he would keep the QB of the future from getting a year of experience. In the end, I thought it would be best if he went pro, because the next guy up would get the experience we would need to win in the year I truly believed we had our best shot. I ended my comment by saying that I wished there was a way to keep Brax for an extra year but I knew it wasn't possible. Now it seems the exact opposite is true. Not only will we have braxton for the year I am truly excited about, but we will have another QB with a full year of experience under his belt!
To make a long story short, we have to be able to see the silver lining in this. No matter how good we would be this year, we were already likely to be better next year (pending some of our key juniors staying). Now it appears we will be even more dangerous, and even deeper!
Side note: this is not saying that I am giving up on this year, or that I do not think we will be good, or that im not still excited for the season. I just have always believed that next year would be the year.