Projected 2017 record and S&P+ ranking: 9-3 (56th)
Biggest strength: Quinton Flowers is the quarterback Charlie Strong wishes he could have developed at his last job, and the Bulls return a ton of big-play receivers.
Biggest question mark: USF’s defense couldn’t force passing downs and took on more snaps than anyone in the country. Can the Bulls do a better job of getting off the damn field occasionally?
Biggest 2017 game: The visit from Temple (Sept. 21) will define who the AAC East favorite is heading into October, but the late trip to UCF (Nov. 24) could determine the division winner.
Summary: Charlie Strong is back in Florida, and he inherits a roster far more experienced than the one he left behind at Texas. The schedule is set up for immediate success; can Strong and his Bulls deliver?