There is no way around it, the 2010-11 campaign was a flat out disappointment for the Blue Devils.
The preseason No. 1 team in the country, the Blue Devils showed by midseason that they just weren't the team everyone thought they would be. When Kyrie Irving went down, the whole season seem to fall under a dark cloud.
Going into the 2011-12 season there is a renewed sense of optimism in Durham. A great freshman class, led by Austin Rivers, is on campus, and a good veteran core return.
There is reason to believe that this squad could make another run at a national championship. If that is to happen, however, there are five key aspects that the Blue Devils must address.