BIGGEST STORY: The Cats basically have no quarterbacks. Richard Kovalcheck is out after back surgery and that leaves Adam Austin as the only scholarship passer on the roster. The former walk-on will get a lot of reps.
TOUGHEST BATTLE: There will be a ton of competition on the offensive line. Only two spots look sewn up and there are a lot of bodies competing for spots.
KEEP AN EYE ON: B.J. Vickers. The JC transfer is the type of big, physical receiver the Wildcats have never had. Offensive coordinator Mike Canales says Vickers may have just added 100 yards of total offense to the unit.
REDSHIRT TO REMEMBER: WR Bobby McCoy. He could have played a year ago, but will be better this year because of his redshirt.
NEEDS TO STEP UP: WR Mike Jefferson. He shows glimpses of being special, but has failed to be consistent. Biren Ealy is gone, so now the El Paso native will be given a chance to shine.
LACK OF EXPERIENCE: The Wildcats have just one tight end on the roster who has caught a D-I pass. Brad Wood had seven catches for 48 yards a year ago. JC transfer Brandyn McCall looks to have the upper hand for a starting spot.
WISH YOU WERE HERE: OL Adam Hawes. The JC transfer won't be here until the summer, but should be the starter for the opener.
CatTracks.net spring ball depth chart:
QB Adam Austin, So.
RB Mike Bell, Sr.
FB Pedro Limon, Sr.
WR Syndric Steptoe, Jr.
WR B.J. Vickers, Jr.
TE Brandyn McCall, Jr.
OT Peter Graniello, So.
OT Tanner Bell, Sr.
C Kili Lefotu, Sr.
OG Brad Brittain, Sr./Joe Longacre, Fr.
OG John Abramo, Sr.