Heading into the fall, Danny Hope and the Boilermakers return an impressive 19 starters, which tops the Big Ten.
Offensive coordinator Gary Nord returns two different quarterbacks with quality game experience and expects to be able to use that to their advantage when he's calling plays on game day.
In fact, both Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve attempted over 100 passes last season. Nord is confident that they now have the experience to dictate their game plan, instead letting the defense dictate what the offense can do.
"With the experience at the quarterback spot, we’re going to go out and lay our ears back and do what we want to do when we want to do it instead of them (the defense) dictating what we need to do,” Nord explained.