Every year we ask the Scout publishers – the experts – about the key aspects of the spring football session. What are the key position battles? What’s the No. 1 thing that needs to be worked on? Get smarter as the guys who know break it all down to answer three important questions.
Questions asked by @PeteFiutak
Alabama: Has the D lost its mojo? What’s the quarterback situation?
Indiana: Is Nate Sudfeld okay? Can he give IU a passing game again? Can Jordan Howard come close to replacing Tevin Coleman?
Louisville: DeVante Parker and almost every other receiver is gone – now what?
Southern Miss: How quickly can the Eagles replace so many of the key defensive parts? Will all the offensive experience translate into production?
USC: Are the team and the program finally past the sanctions and the depth problems? How is the offense supposed to take things to another level after losing several key parts?
Minnesota: Is there going to be a passing game? Who’s going to replace David Cobb?
Notre Dame: Is Malik Zaire ready to be special? Was the bowl game a mirage? What was that at the end of the regular season, and what needs fixing?
Pitt: What’s different so far under Pat Narduzzi? Will the Panthers get the quarterback play to go along with the running of James Conner?
Rutgers: How close is the quarterback situation to being settled? Will the defense be any better even though it lost several key tacklers?
Washington: How are things different in Chris Petersen’s second offseason with the program? Are there NFL prospects to make up for the loss of Danny Shelton, Haul’oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson?
Houston: What’s the biggest thing the new coaching staff needs to do? What needs to change? Are there enough parts on defense to help out the great-looking offense?
Iowa State: Is there enough experience on offense to finally start to keep up the pace with other Big 12 teams? How fast can the Cyclones replace all the lost parts on the defensive front seven?
Ohio State: Really, who’s the starting quarterback going to be? Is there a sense of overconfidence in any way? Is there still a hunger considering this will be the overwhelming preseason No. 1?
SMU: What is the biggest thing new head coach Chad Morris wants to change? Which quarterback is going to end up being the main man?
Utah: How much of a concern is the receiving corps that loses three starters? Is there a pass rusher to replace Nate Orchard?
Maryland: Are there receivers to replace Deon Long and Stefon Diggs? How quickly can the defensive front seven be rebuilt?
Oklahoma State: Where are the offensive playmakers, especially at running back? How solid is the quarterback situation?
Ole Miss: What’s the status of Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil? Are there playmakers in the secondary to replace Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt?
Texas: Really, what’s the quarterback situation like? How bad – or good – is it? What’s different in the second offseason under Charlie Strong?
Utah State: Just how healthy is Chuckie Keeton? Any concern about him transferring? What’s the quarterback situation?
Boise State: Just how good is this defense? How does the offense replace RB Jay Ajayi?
Florida State: Can the Noles possibly replace Jameis? Is the defensive line simply going to reload like always?
Oregon: Is Vernon Adams going to be the main man come fall camp? What did the Ducks learn from the CFP loss?
Washington State: Who are the new WR stars? Just how good can/will the defense be?
West Virginia: Who'll replace Kevin White? Is Skyler Howard about to become a star?
Arizona State: Is Mike Bercovici actually a better quarterback prospect than Taylor Kelly?
Baylor: Is it really just a case of Next QB Up in this system? Is this the best defense yet under Art Briles?
Boston College: Is there any hope to quickly replace the O line that has lost all five starters? Who is the best QB option now that Tyler Murphy is gone?
Florida: What’s different so far under Jim McElwain? Are the offensive playmakers there?
Sun Belt (Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern): Breaking down three dangerous, explosive offenses
Ask The Experts: 2015 Spring Football, Part 6
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