I agree Sane, 4-5-6 could be interchanged. WVU has limited returning starters especially on defense and offense line. I think both will reload and be good. WVU now has depth with good quality athletes at these areas. The defense reloaded last year and were pretty good and I expect the same this year. Same with offensive line barring further injuries.
Things I have noticed about Big 12 media and I'm sure I'm not alone.
* They don't consider players that missed last year with injury or other reason (Henry, last year Crawford) unless they are from Texas or Ok. There is always exceptions made for players from these two schools.
* WVU is somewhat an outcast from the rest of the Big 12 due to familiarity the other Big 12 teams have with each other. This familiarity creates a favoritism.
* Some of the media got burned by WVU in their 2nd year of Big 12. We returned some great offensive players but no defense and no depth. WVU was picked high and fell apart the 2nd half of the season due to no depth on defense. (I think WVU graduated 7 players that year)
* WVU players get better reviews and consideration from national press than from the Big 12 press. ie: Bosch, Askew-Henry, White(def), last year Douglas-Def. Player of Yr.. I could go on and on.