Summer is nearing its halfway point and that means one thing: Football season is just around the corner.
Every program is faced with a ton of questions before practice officially begins. Position battles will be won and lost and the schedule will be analyzed as "experts" try to foresee how the season is going to play itself out.
The University of Minnesota football program hasn't exactly had an uneventful offseason. Players have gotten themselves into trouble with the law.
The Gophers figure to return only two starters from a defense that has made huge strides since Coach Brewster took over, and one of the two players, Kim Royston, is desperately trying to rehab a broken leg that he suffered in spring ball.
The Gopher offense struggled mightily down the stretch last season and will now be lead by its third offensive coordinator in three seasons.
All these factors lead to a myriad of questions that are going to surround the Gophers in 2010. Here are five tough questions that will be answered over the course of the season.