Starting with Thursday's opening spring practice, Akron will attempt to fill nine holes left by departing seniors.
On offense, it's Luke Getsy, Andy Alleman, Mike Donaldson, Tim Crouch and Andy Wills. Before you get all anxious about having to replace almost an entire line, consider that J.D. Brookhart has planned for this by landing several highly touted linemen.
On defense, it's Kiki Gonzalez, Jermaine Reid and Jason Nedd. Losing the two most consistent defensive linemen hurts most. Also, throw in Jon McClain on special teams.
Without further adieu, here are five questions I think spring practice should answer...
Notice I didn't mention the secondary, linebackers or receivers. Those positions should be solid. In fact, so should running backs. It's just figuring out who gets the bulk of the carries.
In a story in the Massillon Independent, Keith Dambrot basically said he buys into Bob Huggins' theory that Akron's program has Final Four potential.
He was at a Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton, trying to get Stark County residents excited about Zips basketball.
Dambrot, with his business background, is well versed with marketing his program.