In sports they say that experience matters. With that in mind, I decided to take a look at the number of career starts each of our projected starters.
|Matt James||WR||RS Senior||2|
|Jared Crump||WR||RS Sophomore||4|
|Cam Serigne||TE||RS Freshman||0|
|Antonio Ford||LT||RS Senior||9|
|Will Smith||LG||RS Sophomore||0|
|Dylan Intemann||RT||RS Junior||16|
|Zachary Allen||DE||RS Senior||1|
|Josh Banks||DT||RS Sophomore||0|
|Duke Ejiofor||DE||RS Freshman||0|
|Brandon Chubb||LB||RS Junior||12|
|Hunter Williams||ROV||RS Junior||9|
|Kevin Johnson||CB||RS Senior||29|
|Merrill Noel||CB||RS Senior||31|
|Anthony Wooding Jr.||S||Senior||19|
|Ryan Janvion||S||RS Sophomore||12|
The offense is very inexperienced and averages under 5 career starts per player. By comparison, the senior cornerback duo of Kevin Johnson and Merrill Noel has more career starts (60) than our entire offense (51). To be more fair to the offense I'll point out that backup offensive linemen Ty Hayworth and Hunter Goodwin have a combined 10 career starts. Either way, the offense is still well behind the defense in terms of playing experience. Additionally, at several of the position battles (tight end and defensive end), no matter who is named the starter, that player will have zero career starts.
Here is the distribution of our starters by class. I separated true freshmen and redshirt freshmen, but other than that the classes other classes would include both true and redshirts (e.g. true sophomores and redshirt sophomores).