For USF, the big questions start with tonight's kickoff against No. 8 Cincinnati. How good are the Bulls? We'll see. Can they avoid the late-season swoon of recent seasons? We'll see. Are they sturdy enough to hold up against a top 10 team in a nationally televised game? We'll see.
That's what a college football season is. It's the unveiling of a story, chapter by chapter. It's the assembling of a puzzle, piece by piece. Every week, you learn a little more about a team, and every game, you come a little closer to its truth.
All of which brings us to the Cincinnati Bearcats.