Penn State has gone through a lot of changes in just the last few months. There is a new coaching staff in place for the first time in forever, and a lot of the players from a year ago are no longer around, either.
The Nittany Lions only return nine starters from last year, including only four on the defensive side of the ball.
With that said, who are the most important players heading into the 2012 season?
The defensive depth is a serious issue—mainly the secondary, which seriously lacks experience. The offense is also an area of concern, as only one offensive lineman returns and there is no concrete answer at the quarterback position.
With so many questions surrounding the Nittany Lions' season, here are the top 10 most important Penn State players for the 2012 college football season.