The summer is a difficult time for college football fans. Questions that are "burning" during June and July might be warm during August and tepid by the beginning of the fall. They might even be downright cold.
Still, the NCAA has allowed schools to make summer workouts mandatory—or at least less not-mandatory than before—which should give us a few morsels to chew on during the dead period.
Per NCAA.com, the newly mandatory workouts "can include eight hours per week of required weight training and conditioning. Up to two of the eight hours can consist of film review." Which is to say, decisively, that the workouts will be limited.
But that doesn't mean they can't shed some insight.
With transfers and freshmen who didn't enroll early arriving on campus, freshmen who did arrive early continuing to progress and general air-tight position battles continuing to be fought, these offseason drills and film sessions might determine the course of next season. So might some of the off-field storylines worth monitoring.
Here are 10 burning questions to keep an eye on.