Here's an unofficial Top 5 list of concerns.
The non-conference will be a tad lighter as Louisville has fallen on mediocre times, but the game will be on the home field of the Cards. Other non-conference games will be at home against Louisiana-Lafayette, Fresno State and North Texas.
At least in the Big 12, it'll be a tougher go. K-State plays four of its first six games on the road.
No. 2 - Receiver spots in limbo.
What's back? Nothing proven.
Deon Murphy can be a Big 12-type receiver, but still very much unproven as a go-to receiver.
That's reason for concern.
No. 3 - Who will punt?
Beginning a season without an automatic 40-yard field changer is reason for concern. Reyer has been pretty much automatic for the Wildcats in the last four years averaging better than 42 yards in career punting.
No. 4 - The last line of defense was iffy, at best, in 2007, but the majority of the K-State defensive backfield is gone through graduation.
No. 5A - Can Patton be General-like?
Can Leon Patton be a feature-back? Through his first two seasons, he's shared the spotlight in the backfield with James Johnson.
No other K-State back basically touched the football in 2007, leaving Patton and a total newcomer to be 1-2 for the 2008 season.
No. 5A - The line is back. Good or bad?
Out of K-State's top 10 offensive linemen, only left guard Logan Robinson is a senior.
While the remaining positions have experience returning, it's an o-line that in each of the last two years that has been no better than average.
Having a healthy Jordan Bedore back will be a huge help at center. He will be flanked by Gerard Spexarth and Brock Unruh, while the tackle returnees are Alesana Alesana and Penisini Liu, plus reserve Nick Stringer.