Coming into the 2010 college football season, many fans of the University of Miami football program will have a lot of questions about key players and positions, as well as coaches. Obviously, the team that was once one of the youngest in the nation is now grown up and experienced.
Some of those key players with question marks surrounding them are obviously Graig Cooper, A.J. Highsmith, Richard Gordon, and Lee Chambers. Graig Cooper is the obvious question, especially after his injury. It is doubtful that he will return, but every fan has hope that he will recover quickly. The other question is, if he is to return, will he be at full form and able to compete with the stable of running backs that the staff has put together this year.
A.J. Highsmith will also have a problem, in that he is too good of an athlete to not compete, but he doesn't know what position he should play. It is assumed that if he loses the battle for the number 2 spot behind Jacory Harris, then he will move to d-back. It is unknown to this point how he will perform there, but no one will know if he will even move there until that contest is over.
Richard Gordon is the only Tight End with any experience, and will be looked at closely. There are a few incoming Tight Ends, but they are not expected to get many snaps. Of course, this could change, and they may be bumped up to playing positions, or even starting positions.
Lee Chambers' name not be the most widely known one in the Hurricane Nation. He only had a few snaps last year and was held to the sideline. This may have helped him train and get up to the top of his game. Not too much is known about his style since he does not play too often. Only time will tell if he will get even more snaps in games, and become a good running back.
Of course, it is not just the players with question marks around them, but also some positions themselves. Those positions are: TE (as explained with the situation regarding Richard Gordon), OL, which is seen as Miami's biggest weakness, DL, which has talented players, but were never expertly coached. Also, there is a lot of shifting at both DT and DE. Hopefully, come autumn, there will be some stability at those positions.
All that being said, most 'Canes fans hold out hope that their beloved Hurricanes will get going and get stability at all positions.