To be honest, this is such a transitory year for the Aztecs football team, I don't even know where to begin. The new coaching staff of Brady Hoke, Al Borges, and Rocky Long has their first full recruit class coming in, with the first year with a full amount of scholarships because the team has finally gotten a high enough APR. I would be remiss to say that although Chuck Long didn't win as a head coach, he is the main reason that the team in organized and on track academically, and that was an important step in waking the "sleeping giant" as new AD Jim Sterk plans to do. Since the high school recruits are still in school, they will not be participating in spring practice, however the Aztecs do have a number of important JC transfers and red/grey shits from last season.
I want to point out that the previous administrations had strayed from recruiting JC players; I also want to point out that in the 60s and 70s the Aztecs had back to back to back DII (small school) national championships under legendary coach Don Coryell primarily be recruiting JC players. Coach Hoke and the coaching staff will be going through a complete re-evaluation of the team including changing positions of some players and starting to practice some of last season's grey/red shirts, including San Diego Section defensive player of the year Jacob Driver of the LCC Mavericks (my high school) who won the San Diego Section state championships in his final season.
Anyway, I'll let coach Hoke take it away since he is the one who knows what he is talking about.