March 15, 2010

Spring Forward: Five questions to ponder

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." -- Margaret Atwood

All eyes in the world of college football will be focused on Gainesville when spring practice begins Wednesday.

Every school has fascinating storylines, but does any program have more than Florida, where the head coach is back after taking the most publicized leave of absence in the sport's history, a junior-to-be quarterback is set to replace a legendary player some believe was the best ever at this level and several new assistants have joined the staff. And lest we forget, there also will be position battles, position switches and a large group of early enrollees to track. With all of that in mind, here are five questions about the Florida program heading into what promises to be a memorable -- and meaningful -- spring.

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