I think Gus finally built his perfect staff his final year he was here. They didn’t get a true year to implement their system because of COVID. He finally addressed the biggest issue which was oline recruiting. He addressed it by hiring a reputable OC and OL coach. Offensive linemen didn’t want to play in a high school offense and Chad Morris’s offense, while similar, never had a problem producing NFL talent. The new OL coach hire had several years of coaching in the NFL and was becoming a solid recruiter in college (better than JB).
I believe we would have had more star players return like Seth and track star. I don’t think the two DTs leave for Florida which would have gave us quality depth in the interior of the D line. With the SEC down this year it would have been a great opportunity for the team. All that said I think Gus would have had a very solid chance of getting to the SEC championship and even possibly the playoff.