Iowa State has plenty of holes to fill across the board. But where the Cyclones can feel secure is their secondary, which features rising sophomore Nigel Tribune and JUCO transfer Devron Moore.
Tribune got thrust into the starting lineup last year, racking up 30 tackles and an interception as a freshman.
As for Moore, there was uncertainty as to whether or not he would be part of the team after leaving Ames due to "homesickness." But according to Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register, Moore is back on the squad and is poised to join the team this fall.
Moore was one of the top JUCO defensive backs in the country and should provide a big boost for the Cyclones defense.
Quick, name two people in the hunt to be the starting quarterback in Ames.
Can't? It's likely because head coach Paul Rhoads and Co. don't really have any viable options at signal-caller.
Grant Rohach and Sam Richardson split starts last year, but neither had much success. Now, Joel Lanning is in the race as well.
Nobody took command of the job in the spring, and it doesn't look like new offensive coordinator Mark Mangino will have much to work with this fall.