Following the national championship game between Florida State and Auburn, fans will be vaulted into a long offseason devoid of any meaningful college football. For those concerned only with the goings-on of the Pac-12 conference, that darkness crept over life as we know it following Stanford's loss to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.
But while the shirts, jerseys, hats and tailgate supplies are tucked away to gather dust for the next seven months, coaches and players are entering a part of the year that is crucial for future success.
The bulk of the offseason work will come during spring and fall camps, when coaches identify players who seem ready to take the next step and land a bigger role on the team. Key seniors always need to be replaced with promising young talent. With most teams, glaring issues, such as a weak rushing attack or a secondary prone to giving up the big play, need to be addressed.
Whatever went wrong in 2013 needs to be focused on leading in to the 2014 season, because if you aren't improving, you're getting worse. So out in Pac-12 country, where the conference enjoyed a mostly successful season, what are teams concerned about?
We're taking a look at the biggest issues each Pac-12 team must address this offseason in order to be prepared for the next chapter of college football.
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