For the last five weeks, I watched BYU football practices, talked to players and coaches and analyzed strengths and question marks. There were moments of brilliance, humor and insight as well as errors, frustration and ineptitude.
But the overall goal for the Cougars was always very simple: Get ready for the 2014 season.
With four-and-a-half months until BYU heads east to Hartford to kick things off against Connecticut, there are still plenty of improvements and additions that will impact the upcoming year.
But that doesn't mean there was nothing to be gained from this past month of practice.
Scroll through the slideshow to see the Top 10 things I learned about the Cougars during spring.