Below is a look at my first five questions for Brian Kelly's second August camp in South Bend.
Questions One: Who will be the starting quarterback when the Irish take the field against South Florida?
Questions Two: Will depth at running back hurt the Irish?
Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray will be looking to carry the load in 2011 with the loss of Armando Allen and Robert Hughes. Much is expected out of Wood who rushed for just over 600 yards last season. Incoming freshmen Cam McDaniel and George Atkinson will see plenty of work in camp with some feeling Atkinson could push for early playing time.
Question Three Did Michael Floyd do all the things asked of him to be fully reinstated to the team?
Question Four: Will Aaron Lynch be the impact player he showed during the spring, or will a different freshman be the star of 2011?
Irish fans walked away from the spring game wanting more Lynch and much will be expected of the Florida native in camp. However, Ishaq Williams also enjoyed getting reps in the spring and we've yet to see Stephon Tuitt in action. Notre Dame is loaded with first-year defensive talent and more than one player could make an early impact.
Question Five: Can the Irish defense continue to grow and play like they did during the final four games of 2010?
Bob Diaco saw some bumpy rides during the 2010 season but had the Irish playing great defense in the final four games of the season, as the defense allowed less than 10 points per game. With the majority of the defense back and highly touted freshmen Lynch, Williams, and Tuitt added to the mix, much is expected from the second-year defensive coordinator and his veteran unit.