Here is an early look at what we expect to see on day one.
While it's fully expected the Bearcats will continue to throw the football, there are several areas to watch.
The biggest area will be Zach Collaros taking over the reins at quarterback. Collaros showed last season he is fully capable of making something happen on the field, but now the pressure will be on his shoulders to repeat that effort and run the Bearcats offense fulltime. Chazz Anderson will be looking to get his share of snaps and push Collaros each day of practice.
Another change to watch is at wide receiver. Mardy Gilyard is gone and D.J. Woods, Vidal Hazelton and Armon Binns will be looking to show the quality depth at the position. Marcus Barnett looks to get things back on track and push Woods for playing time while Jamar Howard looks to keep Binns working hard.
Along the offensive line Sam Griffin moves over to left tackle while C.J. Cobb is penciled in on the right side. Both players will have to work hard as younger players like Sean Hooey and Andre Cureton look to start making a push to get on the field.
New for the 2010 spring season is a fullback, yes fullback Colin Lozier who moves into the position giving the Bearcats a true fullback for the first time since Mark Dantonio.
Just like last season the Bearcats will have a change in defense as the 4-3 returns to Cincinnati after a year running the 3-4.
Up front Brandon Mills, Derek Wolfe, John Hughes and Dan Giordano look to hold off some younger players looking for their first on field action. Mike Hilty, Sean McClellan and Jordan Stepp look to push the more experiences Bearcats for playing time.
At linebacker J.K. Schaffer will play the weak side while Walt Stewart looks to man the strong side. Maalik Bomar will look to push Schaffer while veteran Robby Armstrong looks to come back from an injury and push Stewart. In the middle Dorian Davis will battle Alex Delisi.
In the secondary Dominique Battle will see a push by Chris Williams and Camerron Ceatham looks to keep the talented Reuben Johnson off the field. At the safety positions Wesley Richardson will battle Quincy Quetant while veteran Drew Frey will have Pat Lambert pushing.
Keep in mind; this is only a first day look at what could be many changes in the coming weeks as the Bearcats get to work for the first time under Butch Jones and the new