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2011 Big East Preview - Key Questions
Rutgers DT Scott Vallone
Rutgers DT Scott Vallone
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 2, 2011


Preview 2011 - CFN Big East Key Questions for the Season


Preview 2011

Big East Key Questions



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By Richard Cirminiello

Cincinnati


The veteran defense is a year older, but will it be better?

How will head coach Butch Jones manage the pressure of being in a must-win situation in only his second season?

Can JUCO transfer Kenbrell Thompkins replace Armon Binns to become the Bearcats’ next big-play receiver?

Connecticut


Who replaces the production of RB Jordan Todman, D.J. Shoemate or Lyle McCombs?

Out of the mess of competitors, is there a capable quarterback on the roster?

After more than a decade with Randy Edsall on the sidelines, how smooth will the transition be to Paul Pasqualoni?

Louisville


Can former walk-on QB Will Stein continue to hold off the charge of rookie Teddy Bridgewater?

With RB Bilal Powell out of eligibility, can senior Victor Anderson stay healthy and recapture his Big East Rookie of the Year form of 2008? Can head coach Charlie Strong continue to work his magic with a young defense that’s breaking in a pair of new cornerbacks?

Pittsburgh


How long will it take for QB Tino Sunseri and the rest of the Panthers to digest Todd Graham’s new spread offense?

Now that Dion Lewis is gone, is Ray Graham poised to shoulder the load and become one of the Big East’s premier backs? How will long-time guard Chris Jacobson adapt to being the program’s new starting center?

Rutgers


Can blue-chip recruit Savon Huggins inject life into a ground game that ranked 110th nationally in 2010?

Is this the year that the offensive line finally looks like more than just a swinging gate?

Will one of the defensive ends step up and spark a pass rush that was dormant last fall?

South Florida


Which B.J. Daniels will show up, the quarterback who sputtered in the regular season or the one who was named Meineke Car Care Bowl MVP?

Can RB Darrell Scott, a former mega-recruit at Colorado, resuscitate his career in Tampa?

Will head coach Skip Holtz be able to build on a successful 8-5 debut by guiding the Bulls to their first conference crown?

Syracuse


Is junior QB Ryan Nassib ready to become the face of the offense?

Can undersized RB Antwon Bailey offset the production of last season’s workhorse, Delone Carter?

Other than Marquis Spruill, which linebacker will make stops now that tackling machines Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith have graduated?

West Virginia

Can the Mountaineers get past a tumultuous offseason and remain focused for first-year head coach Dana Holgorsen?

Who’ll succeed Noel Devine as the go-to guy in the running game?

How long will it take for coordinator Jeff Casteel to revamp a defense that has to replace seven starters?

- 2011 Cincinnati Preview | 2011 Connecticut Preview
- 2011 Louisville Preview | 2011 Pitt Preview 
- 2011 Rutgers Preview | 2011 USF Preview
- 2011 Syracuse Preview | 2011 West Virginia Preview 

- 2011 Big East Preview | 2011 Big East Unit Rankings
- 2011 CFN Big East Schedules & Picks | 2011 Big East Thoughts
- 2011 CFN All-Big East Team & Top 30 Players
- 2011 Big East Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish 
- 2011 Big East Big Questions2010 Big East Preview