More so than any other sport, the offseason for football seems to have almost as much drama and entertainment as the regular season.
Between spring practice and summer workouts, college football has become a year-round sport and quite possibly the most popular one in America.
With every offseason comes numerous story lines that keep college football fans satisfied during the summer months.
This year is no different as college football is never short on drama.
Here is a list college football's top 10 burning questions heading into the summer.
Tim Tebow had one of the greatest careers of any college football player ever to play the game.
With the senior now on to the NFL, his large shoes will have to be filled, and the man in line to do so is junior John Brantley.
Brantley is considered to have a much better arm than Tebow and some say he has the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in the country in 2010.
Only time will tell if he can replace the former Heisman Trophy winner.
After two disappointing seasons in Ann Arbor, head coach Rich Rodriguez has been under tremendous scrutiny.
Along with sub par seasons on the field, Michigan is also under investigation for violating NCAA rules.
With his job possibly on the line this season, Rodriguez will need to have one of two things happen to prolong his stay at Michigan.
Either have a successful season culminating in a bowl game, or beat Ohio State in the season finale.
For a coach who was so successful at West Virginia, Rodriguez has not been able to translate that to Michigan and one more year like the previous two could doom Rodriguez.
While the USA Today and AP Polls have not yet been released and won't be for sometime, it is almost certain who the top teams in the country will be.
Numerous preseason publications are already out, and the consensus top teams are Alabama, Boise State, Ohio State, and TCU.
As always there are talented teams that will not even be in the conversation this summer, but without question there are sleeper teams who will burst onto the national scene in 2010.
Who that will be remains to be seen.
The arrest and year-long suspension of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has left the entire program in a state of shock.
With the success the Ducks had last year, there were high hopes in Eugene for a run at a national championship in 2010.
Without quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, that chance is virtually non-existent.
The question is will his year-long suspension hold up, or will head coach Chip Kelly allow him to return to action like he did last season with senior running back LeGarrette Blount?
Only time will tell, but my guess is we will see Masoli on the field in 2010.
With numerous preseason publications already out on newsstands, the consensus No. 1 seems to be the Alabama Crimson Tide.
After claiming the BCS National Championship last season, the Crimson Tide appear poised to make another run at it again in 2011.
With Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and quarterback Greg McElroy back the offense should have no trouble rolling once again.
The defense has nine starters to replace, but with the talent head coach Nick Saban brings in on a consistent basis, does it really matter?
With other teams such as Boise State and Ohio State also in the conversation as the best team in the country, Alabama will certainly have their hands full if they want to repeat as National Champions.
It has been a while since the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were a national powerhouse.
Former head coaches Bob Davies, Ty Willingham and Charlie Weis did little to carry on the Notre Dame tradition that was so strong before they arrived.
After saying goodbye to Weis and hello to Brian Kelly a few months ago, the former Cincinnati Bearcats head coach will get his shot at returning Notre Dame to a national title contender.
Whether or not he can do so remains to be seen, and amidst all the talks of Notre Dame joining a conference, now would be a great time for Kelly to bring the Irish back to where they once were under legendary head coach Lou Holtz.
While most experts have picked Alabama as the preseason No. 1 team in the country the No. 2 spot is up for grabs between two schools: Boise State and Ohio St.
In years past the Broncos have had virtually zero chance of playing for a national championship even if they ran the table and went undefeated.
In 2010, things are finally changing and there is a strong possibility Boise State will play for a national championship.
With a difficult early season game against Virginia Tech as the main obstacle, the Broncos have a legitimate shot at running the table, especially with virtually every starter returning.
As a lock to be ranked No. 2 or No. 3 when the season starts, this may finally be the season where a team not from a big six conference gets a chance to win it all.
In what has been a hot topic since the season ended, Big Ten expansion rumors will certainly continue into the summer months.
There are many questions surrounding this expansion and perhaps some of those questions will be answered in the coming weeks, before the season begins.
Chances are this will drag on for a while with the Big Ten deciding how to go about expanding their conference.
There are many theories as to what is going to happen, but ultimately commissioner Jim Delaney and his brass will have to decide which direction to take.
Stay tuned for what should be an intriguing story for the next three months.
No offseason for any college football team is bigger than that of USC.
As the Trojans await to hear their fate from the NCAA, there are numerous possibilities as to what may happen.
Word is the NCAA will release its findings on Friday and the results may not be what USC is looking for.
There is the possibility they could forfeit their national championship from 2004 and also a chance Reggie Bush could lose his Heisman Trophy from 2005.
With the verdict soon to be known publicly, this will definitely be a hot topic of conversation during the summer months.
With all the talk of expansion and realignment, particularly with Notre Dame and the Big Ten, what will happen with the rest of the nation?
Talks are certain to continue throughout the summer about the possibility of four, 16-team super conferences that will dominate the college football world.
Who will be left out? What will happen to the Big East? Will Texas jump ship and possibly switch to the Big Ten? Can anybody convince Notre Dame to join their conference?
All these questions and more will undoubtedly dominate talk throughout the summer and as always give die-hard college football fans something to talk about during the dog days of summer.