What are some of the biggest challenges facing Tommy Tuberville and the Cincinnati Bearcats this spring.

The Cincinnati Bearcats have started spring practice and Bearcat Insider founder Dave Berk looks t the challenges facing Tommy Tuberville and his Bearcats this spring.

The spring of 2016 means big changes for the Cincinnati Bearcats as head coach Tommy Tuberville starts his fourth season at the helm of the Bearcats football program.

Not only does Tuberville have to find answers on the field but also in his coaching staff with the recent departure of Co-Defensive Coordinator Steve Clinkscale to Kentucky.

The additions of JB Grimes as offensive line coach and Zac Taylor as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach leaves Tuberville with a couple of empty spots to fill on his staff.

On the field, Tuberville sees the return of quarterback Gunner Kiel who will have to battle Hayden Moore to regain the starting spot. But who will Kiel or Moore be throwing the football to is the biggest concern facing the offense.

Check out the numbers below as to the type of losses the Bearcats must replace to have the same firepower they showed on offense last season.

PLAYER GP REC YARDS AVG TD
Shaq Washington 13 90 982 10.9 6
Max Morrison 13 52 617 11.9 3
Chris Moore 12 40 870 21.8 7
Alex Chisum 13 38 475 12.5 1
Mekale McKay 12 27 507 18.8 2
Johnny Holton 8 17 461 27.1 5

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