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These are merely freshmen

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For the life of me I cannot remember a large group of early enrollees who won’t be needed early on.

Perspective: A few years ago we’d be pouring over the below collection of signees wondering how much they can help as true freshmen. That includes the quarterback, an offensive lineman or two, and expecting Vernon Broughton to make an immediate impact. Because the depth chart is in good health, expectations for early playing time should be tempered across the board.

In the coming days these players will begin their college football odyssey. It’s a time for optimism, but it’s also a time for them to get to work, put their head down, and buy into consistently doing what it takes to succeed when you’re no longer the best player on the field. This should be a humbling next few months.

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