I hope you're right. I think the defense can only improve in the years to come from the rough stretch over the past 2-3 seasons.
I'm likely splitting hairs, but I am most concerned about the QB position once Braxton's career ends next season. I realize we won a NCG with Krenzel as our starting QB, so I know it's not essential to have a transcendent talent at the controls on offense to win a national title. But, we have been spoiled with Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor, and Braxton Miller over the past decade. Then again, Troy Smith wasn't a highly touted recruit (Zwick was!), and he became a Heisman trophy winner. Is J.T. Barrett the heir apparent or Cardale Jones? We'll probably get a look at them when (if) Braxton inevitably gets dinged up next season.