I don't think he can look like 2001 personally. He has a shot at 2006, however, which would still be Mr. O worthy. He proved in the night show that he can still look good enough to win- he just has to make sure he nails his condition on both days.
In 2001 his shoulders and arms look bigger, his waist is tighter, his conditioning is up, he has better symmetry and his abs are "deeper"
In 2008 I would assume almost all the added weight is in the waist. His arms and shoulders look smaller/worse, his legs are far more assymetrical and his hair looks like shit xD
It's a shame he missed his peak and wasn't able to bring his whole package on the day.
i believe jay has it in him to turn it around in 2009 and bring back one of his best packages, regardles if it aint like 2001 etc, but the real question is will the judges still be interested in his type of size or have they taken a new path , only in time will tell but it will be a great road to watch in 2009 that unfolds and follow jays path into trying to regain what was his.
he looks solid in 01'. personally i don't think even that physique beats the one we saw phil heath display a couple weeks ago.
he just looks lousy in both prejudging and the night show. dropping 10 (supposed) pounds of water doesn't change his bad structure, thick fascia/skin, absence of vascularity, massive waist, and glaring assymmetries. he just doesn't have what it takes to be Mr O with the current field of competitors.