You've waited long enough for the NFL to make its way back to your TV screen, and the start of training camps next week means the wait is almost over. For the San Diego Chargers, the waiting will end July 25, as the team is scheduled to open camp with both veterans and rookies.
Since last season ended in a 7-9 finish and a third-consecutive absence from the postseason, the Chargers must be chomping at the bit to get back to work.
Things couldn't have gone any worse for the Bolts last season. From Ryan Mathews and Vincent Brown getting injured in the preseason to Philip Rivers' struggles under center, it seemed as if the Chargers were doomed from the beginning.
The important thing, though, is that 2013 is a fresh start signified by a new coaching staff, general manager and some new players.
This Chargers team will look a lot different than last year's, and the expectation is this team will play a lot better too.
Because everything going on in San Diego's training camp will be so new and different, you better arm yourself with this trusty guide for an in-depth look at what's in store.
Everything you need to know is right here.