Is your basketball tournament bracket getting you down? Never fear: Spring football is just around the corner. We break down some of the most pressing Big East questions heading into the official start to the 2010-11 season.
What will be the state of the ’Cuse passing game this year?
Gut –Even money says we’ll see a freshman starter at each position by season’s end.
Which sophomore sensation not named Mohamed Sanu will step up in 2010?
Gut – QB Tom Savage started 11 games and was quietly efficient in 2009 – especially for a true freshman. And he isn’t named Sanu.
Does Wannstedt pull a LeSean McCoy with Dion Lewis?
Gut – Only if QB Tino Sunseri pulls a Pat Bostick circa 2007.
Will the Bulls flourish or flounder without founding father Jim Leavitt at the helm?
Gut – B.J. Daniels and his bum shoulder heal in time to lead the Bulls to a bowl birth somewhere a bit further south than Toronto.
Do the Huskies have what it takes to give Michigan a run for its money in Week 1?
Gut – Absolutely. Jordan Todman & Co. will give them a run. The real shocker is that a UConn victory wouldn’t be a shocker. Who would have seen this coming ten years ago?
Can Butch Jones maintain the offensive dominance Brian Kelly helped create?
Gut – Yes, especially with Zach Collaros and Armon Binns returning. But Cincy’s real concern should be its gaping holes on defense.
Can Charlie Strong make Louisville forget the Steve Kragthorpe experiment?
Gut – Yes … Eventually. Have faith, Cards fans. Sunnier days are ahead.
Can their entire defense be named to an All-Conference team in 2010?
Gut – No … But this group might come close. Anything less than the number one defense in the Big East would be a disappointment.