I didn't say they would win it. Please. But as a coach I think J. Rob and DS decided he needed a year off and that it would make them a stronger team in 2010 if they did so.
Don't call it farfetched either as I remind you of an Iowa team in 2008 that did it with a handful of sophomores in their line-up. Stranger things have happened. If Jake Deitchler were still in the room I think you actually would have had to consider them for 2010 as a serious player anyway. With DS getting another year off to rest the knee I think they are a pretty strong team.
125 Sanders (#7-#12 in most polls)
133 Ness (#1-#4 in most polls)
141 Thorn (#7-#12 in most polls)
149 Mason (going to be a top ten next year)
157 DS (#1-#8, who knows)
165 Glasser (#8-#12 in polls)
174 Yohn (who knows)
184 Yohn (who knows)
197 Geiger (this weight clears out a little this year and Geiger should be Top 10)
Hwt Berhow/Disney (this weight REALLY clears out and Berhow could be Top 8)
I think they are in the mix next year if they improve like the teams at Iowa State, Ohio State and Iowa did last year.