The Commodores are coming off of a 2-10 year (0-8 conference), but have reason to be optimistic. In the first place, getting more wins could be in the cards with UT-Chattanooga, Navy, and TCU as out of conference opponents.
The Dores do play Georgia Tech though, and have conference dates against Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia.
The 'Dores are very young, with only one senior listed as a projected starter.
The Dores return 7 starters on offense and 8 on the defensive side of the ball. QB Jay Cutler (1433 yds passing) and leading rusher Kwayne Doster (798 rushing yards) return. The offensive line looks solid, and defensively, the linebacking corps is strong. The 'Dores return 51 lettermen.
Included in the returnees are Sophomore RB Kwane Doster (4 100 yd games), and Junior WR Brandon Smith.
Coach Bobby Johnson is a solid fundamentals coach.
This team is young, but does have talent and experience. Expect the Dores to get off of the "schnide" this year in SEC play.
Predictions: 4-8 Overall. 1-7 SEC.