The 2013 season brought us coaching changes at flagship schools, including Texas and USC, and, following Florida State’s nail-biting win over Auburn in the BCS title game, a national champion outside of the SEC for the first time in eight years.
What’s in store for 2014? Here are the top 10 questions for the year ahead.
1. How many games will Charlie Strong win in his Texas debut?
Those doing the hiring were wowed by the idea of Strong instilling toughness and creating more of a concrete identity; both were hits on the Longhorns program in Mack Brown’s final seasons.
But those are not overnight fixes, and expectations will not exactly be through the roof in Strong’s first season.