1. Willie Tuitama, So.
2. Adam Austin, Sr.
3. Kris Heavner, Jr.
PLAYERS LOST: Richard Kovalcheck (left team)
THIS YEAR: It would be a huge shocker if Tuitama did not keep the job. It would take a massive collapse combined with a shocking performance from a back-up to shake up the depth chart. Tuitama is seen as the present and the future of this program.
What spring ball will be used for is getting Tuitama more experience in the offense and getting him more polished. This is the first time that he can get the bulk of the snaps without having to worry about game preparation.
The most interesting aspect will be Austin vs. Heavner for the back-up job. Austin comes in with the edge, but Heavner will have every opportunity to win the spot. Austin has the better grasp of the offense, and frankly a better feel for the game, but Heavner haws more physical gifts.