The Cincinnati Bearcats burst onto the scene last season going 12-0 and advancing to the Sugar Bowl.
Big names like Tony Pike and Mardy Gilyard have moved on to the NFL. Other stars such as Armon Binns, D.J. Woods, Isaiah Pead, and Zach Collaros return for another season.
For Cincinnati it will take more than those stars returning to make a return trip to a BCS bowl game. They will need contributions from some younger players.
Those younger players will play a pivotal role in Cincinnati's quest for a third straight Big East Championship.
Here are five sophomores who will have huge years for the 2010 Cincinnati Bearcats.