Before anything else, Will Stein and Bo Nix knew to get on the same page.
We know the defense has to be better than last year, right? Yes: we will miss Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe was never healthy enough to make the anticipated impact. But I can't imagine the defense regressing from last year [unless we get similar secondary play].
On offense, the biggest question in my mind is the losses of 4 long-time OL starters who kept Bo Nix' pocket relatively "clean". If the OL replacements play up to last year's level & there are no key injuries, the Ducks can compete for the conference crown. I do wish Dont'e Thornton had stuck around for another year, though.
Bo could absolutely play his way to the Heisman. Just needs some receivers to step up.