denali15 Points Member Joined: Aug 28, 2017 Messages: 5,713 Likes Received: 5,934 Dec 6, 2018 #21 A starter is almost never replaced the following year, other than for injury. It really isn't an open competition. Booty was never going to upend ML, Mark wasn't going to get past Booty, no one was going to replace Mark...that's just how it goes. If the starter falters, that's another story, but it's hard to imagine JT not being the starter. Rodgarnay51 and gubo&palanka like this.