When currently committed recruits start DECOMMITTING.
I'm not an Edsall fluffer, I'm giving him one more year but I have less faith things will improve a lot day by day. And losing David Mackall and DJ Adams is definitely not a positive. But, they were Fridge guys, who clashed with the coach (so you can't expect them to say positive things as they leave, which made DJ's departure so classy), and made the most that was best for them. Carry on my wayward son(s), that was the right move for them.
The real time to hit the panic button is if a kid like Mike Madaras ## decommits. But so far, the fact of the matter is we are (slowly, but I guess surely) adding kids and talent to the team. Kids that were recruited by Edsall and his staff, know his style, seemingly want to play for the man.
I'm also not being a Polyanna here either. There's a lot to be unhappy with, I think there are about 1400 other posts with thousands of comments on the site that make all those things clear. And losing Danny O'Brien would stink, but as I think Ben B has correctly pointed out elsewhere it won't be THAT big of a loss. He's not an ideal fit for this system, he had a bad year, etc. Plus, I think the kid is better off in another system where his strengths will be better suited and he'll have some sort of a shot (however small) at the NFL.
## Good news is Madaras just got his Under/Armour All-American jersey as reported by Matt Bracken.