Head coach Al Golden and his Miami Hurricanes will face many challenges during the 2014 season on both sides of the football.
Breaking in a new quarterback while awaiting a senior's return, the 'Canes offense will be reliant on a pair of playmakers throughout the early games.
Meanwhile, Golden is expecting the Miami defense to be a consistent threat and not suffer from the same issues seen in previous years.
On paper, the Hurricanes look prepared for the challenges, but they need results. Their final conference record will show if they overcame those hardships or not.