Projected 2017 record and S&P+ ranking: 7-5 (78th)
Biggest strength: An exciting front seven returns AAC defender of the year Shaquem Griffin and every lineman.
Biggest question mark: How much can an offense improve in one offseason? Because the Knights’ attack was really young and bad.
Biggest 2017 game: Memphis (Sept. 9). The Knights’ secondary might not be ready to stop an excellent Tiger offense, but if they figure out how to survive this, they might become co-favorites in the AAC East.
Summary: In Frost’s first season, the Knights exceeded even favorable projections. Can offensive improvement overcome defensive regression to lead to further improvement in year two?