Q: Who are the SEC’s new leading men?

Eight SEC schools are in line to start new quarterbacks this fall. Some of them could be freshmen, like LSU contender Brandon Harris and Texas A&M’s Kyle Allen. The youth movement makes the SEC highly unpredictable.

Q: Is the SEC Network ready for prime time?

The clock is tick, tick, ticking until the SEC Network goes live Aug. 14, with several major distribution deals still to be hammered out. Cox is on board, but there’s more to be done. Will the SEC or the cable/satellite companies blink first? We may get a hint in Hoover.

Q: Will they run, run, run to SEC glory?

With all those green QBs, the running game will make a big comeback in the conference of Bo, Herschel and Emmitt. Todd Gurley, T.J. Yeldon and even LSU frosh Leonard Fournette should play starring roles.

Q: Hurry up and ... wait?

The talk got downright chippy at last year’s media days between spread offense supporters like Gus Malzahn and traditionalists like Bret Bielema and Nick Saban. We’re rooting for Round 2.

Q: Is it time to cue the Heisman hype?

Auburn’s Nick Marshall, Georgia’s Gurley, Alabama’s Yeldon and even Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott generated some measure of Heisman buzz during the offseason. No better place to build a campaign than here.