Well, obviously youth WILL prevail on the Tiger depth chart in Columbia, but will it prevail on the field?
Quarterback is obviously a crucial position, and the Tigers don't have a single proven one.
Gabbert won't be asked to do much, but certainly has the potential to exceed expectations.
But regardless of how good Gabbert is, there is almost no way that he produces like Daniel has the past few seasons. Something more likely might be the 28 TD/10 INT/4 rushing TD campaign that Daniel had as a sophomore.
There is almost no way that Dalton, Glaser or Costello inspires confidence as a backup.
Chase Daniel got some significant playing time as a true freshman, but that is certainly a rarity.
With last year's backup Chase Patton having excellent physicality, experience and maturity, this position has taken a few steps back, even deep on the depth chart.
This position has gone from a giant position of strength the past eight years to a huge question mark.
How Gabbert plays, particularly throwing to a young receiving corps, might dictate how the 2009 season goes.