1. The backup QBs
A big point of emphasis after the Cajuns lost their last two regular-season games in 2013 when Terrance Broadway went down with a broken arm. Brooks Haack, who started the finale, and Carencro product Jalen Nixon, who played some key series in the bowl win, will see action.
2. Eli’s coming
After a standout freshman season at running back, Elijah McGuire could take snaps at quarterback for the first time since his record-setting Vandebilt Catholic career. The Cajuns will have a package in the fall featuring McGuire as the trigger man.
3. Field goal shootout
It’s not often that kickers do battle, but senior Hunter Stover and junior Stephen Brauchle will go head to head in a field goal competition that could determine who takes the lead in that position chase going into fall camp.
4. The Oklahoma drill
One offensive player, one defensive player, the rest of the team circled tightly around them. It’ll be loud and violent and primal, and it’ll be staged right in front of the stands and the fans. Think “Gladiator” without the swords.
5. Behind the line
The biggest position battles in spring drills have been at linebacker and in the secondary. Chris Hill inside and Dominique Tovell outside are the only players with locked-in starting spots. Look for the staff to test their progress early and often.