Spring football in the ACC is in the books.

Plenty of questions were answered over the last few weeks, but there are still numerous things left to be decided over the summer and, eventually, in the fall.

Here are 20 burning questions concerning ACC teams as we head into the summer:

1. Did Cade Klubnik close the gap between himself and D.J. Uiagalelei?

Clemson is fully expected to open the season with D.J. Uiagalelei under center. But unlike last year, the Tigers now have a good enough backup option to push Uiagalelei out of the starting lineup if he struggles again. That would be 5-star freshman Cade Klubnik, who looked good in Clemson’s spring game last week. He’ll likely get a chance at some point this season if Uiagalelei doesn’t show significant improvement.

2. How will Clemson’s offseason turnover impact the season?

For years, Clemson has been one of college football’s most stable programs. While Alabama cycled through assistants each year, Swinney could always rely on coaches like Brent Venables and Tony Elliott to bring continuity. But with both of those longtime assistants moving on this offseason, how will that impact the Tigers on the field in 2022?

Swinney chose to promote from within, elevating Brandon Streeter to offensive coordinator and naming Wes Goodwin and Mickey Conn as co-defensive coordinators. Time will tell if that was the right call.

3. What will Brennan Armstrong look like under Tony Elliott?

Speaking of Elliott, he’s now in charge at Virginia. Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong was well on his way to smashing Deshaun Watson’s ACC passing yardage record before an injury cost him a regular season game and COVID-19 cost Virginia its bowl trip. Will Elliott’s system allow for Armstrong to continue his gun-slinging ways?

Last season, he attempted 500 passes in 11 games. The Cavaliers threw the ball on over 62% of their possessions. At the very least, it seems reasonable to expect that Elliott will bring a more balanced offensive approach this season. How that impacts Armstrong’s numbers — and Virginia’s win total — will be fascinating.

4. How good is Mario Cristobal, exactly?

The time for excuses is over, Miami. That was Tyler Van Dyke’s message earlier this spring as he praised Mario Cristobal for instilling a culture of accountability and discipline. Cristobal is highly-respected, but this Miami team isn’t without issues. The Hurricanes’ defense was mediocre last season. The offense was electric under Van Dyke, but offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee departed for the head job at SMU.

Miami has made plenty of strides in the transfer portal defensively and returns key offensive players like Van Dyke, Jaylan Knighton and Will Mallory. How Cristobal gets those pieces to mesh will be one of the top questions in the ACC entering this season.

5. Was Tyler Van Dyke’s freshman season real?

Miami will go as far as Van Dyke can take it in 2022. His redshirt freshman campaign more than exceeded expectations, as he threw for 2,194 yards and 20 touchdowns over his final 6 games of the season. The Canes went 5-1 in that stretch, which included 2 ranked wins.

How repeatable is that performance? His production felt sustainable at the time — Van Dyke was heavily reliant on Charleston Rambo, Will Mallory and Jaylan Knighton, but he made it work. Mallory and Knighton will be back this season and figure to be major factors in the passing game.

6. Can Miami find a No. 1 wide receiver?

However, Charleston Rambo isn’t walking through that door. The Canes will need to replace Rambo, who posted what was statistically the greatest season by a wide receiver in the history of Miami Hurricanes football.

For Van Dyke to reach his ceiling, he needs a No. 1 receiver like Rambo. There are a few candidates, although none of them are obvious replacements. Here’s one to watch for, though: Xavier Restrepo, who was by far Miami’s top wide receiver at its spring game earlier this month.

7. What’s the next step for Florida State?

Florida State never quit last season. The Seminoles could have packed it in after losses to Jacksonville State, Louisville or NC State. But they never did, and their perseverance nearly led to an improbable bowl game appearance.

However, this is still a program that’s been lost in the wilderness since Jimbo Fisher left. Florida State has made one bowl game in the last 4 seasons. It hasn’t won 10+ games since 2016. This season, reaching a bowl game should be the bare minimum expectation. The Seminoles return their starting QB in Jordan Travis and have brought in several impact pieces via the transfer portal on both sides of the ball.

8. Can Mike Norvell avoid the hot seat?

There are several ACC coaches who enter the 2022 season with hot seat potential, but Mike Norvell might have the most volatile situation. That’s strictly due to the elevated expectations at Florida State. A decade ago, FSU won the National Championship. Now, the Seminoles are hoping to make their second bowl game in a 5-year span. Life comes at you fast.

Of course, that’s not all Norvell’s fault. He didn’t inherit much from Willie Taggart and has done an admirable job through 2 seasons. But this is Year 3, and FSU fans will want to see concrete results sooner rather than later.

9. Who wins the starting QB job at North Carolina?

Drake Maye and Jacolby Criswell are fighting for the starting quarterback job at North Carolina. The winner will have the normally-unenviable position of following the best quarterback in program history, Sam Howell.

But both Maye and Criswell appear to be talented enough to excel in that situation. They both put up big numbers in UNC’s spring game earlier this month, and coach Mack Brown expects both to play at different moments during the 2022 season. Maye is the favorite, but don’t count out Criswell’s ability to impact a game.

10. Can Mack Brown atone for last season’s disappointment?

Is this Mack Brown’s last stand? He’s recruiting as well as he ever as, delivering a borderline top-10 class to Chapel Hill this offseason. But Brown will turn 71 in August. Last season was a major disappointment — UNC finished at 6-6 despite entering the year with ACC title hopes. Even with Howell off to the NFL, the Tar Heels have enough talent to make some noise this season.

11. What is NC State’s ceiling?

NC State nearly made the ACC Championship Game last season, and would have had a chance at a 10-win campaign if not for a canceled bowl game. The Wolfpack return quarterback Devin Leary and several other key pieces. They’re currently at No. 15 in ESPN’s preseason SP+ rankings.

NC State does have to face Clemson on the road this season. But other than that game, the Wolfpack might be favored in every regular season contest. They dodge Miami and Pitt and play Texas Tech in nonconference play. Ten wins certainly feels like the expectation after another 9-win campaign in 2021.

12. Is Devin Leary the most underrated quarterback in college football?

Leary is simply dominant. Last season, he threw for 3,433 yards, 35 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions. He gives NC State a chance to win every single week, no matter the opponent.

Still, he’s often overlooked when considering the other elite quarterbacks in the ACC like Tyler Van Dyke, Malik Cunningham, Brennan Armstrong and others. This season is an opportunity to prove himself on a national stage.

13. What does Virginia Tech look like in the Brent Pry era?

It’s Year 1 for Brent Pry, who is taking over for Justin Fuente. Expectations will be relatively low, even though the pressure is always high in Blacksburg.

But this season will be about re-establishing Virginia’s Tech’s winning culture. The Hokies have fallen a long ways since the end of the Frank Beamer era, but there’s no reason they can’t eventually make it back to the top of the ACC Coastal. This season is the first step in that process.

14. Does Pitt have the best WR room in the country?

Jordan Addison is back, as is Jared Wayne. Pitt also highly-touted added Akron transfer Konata Mumpfield this offseason. Addison is obviously the headliner after winning the Biletnikoff Award last season. With Kenny Pickett off to the NFL, Addison will likely see at least a small decrease in production. But with other threats like Wayne and Mumpfield next to him, defenses won’t be able to key in on Addison like they normally would for a Biletnikoff winner.

15. Is Kedon Slovis legit?

Speaking of Pickett, Kedon Slovis is his replacement. The USC transfer has put up big numbers in the past, and should find himself in a great situation with the Panthers this season. Slovis completed 68.4% of his passes and threw 58 touchdowns across 3 seasons with USC. If he cuts down on his interceptions (8 last season) he could be amongst the ACC’s best in 2022.

16. Can Wake Forest do it again?

Wake Forest was one of the best stories in all of college football last season. The Demon Deacons were ranked in the top-10 at one point and had arguably their best season in program history. Sam Hartman is coming back, so can they repeat the trick? Time will tell. They get an early-season test vs. Clemson on Sept. 24 at home. Matchups vs. Florida State and Army follow quickly after.

Wake Forest being bowl eligible this season would probably be viewed as a success. It’s played in a bowl game in 6 straight seasons, which is a program record. The Demon Deacons have improved drastically over the last decade, but probably not to the point where back-to-back 10+ wins seasons is a reasonable expectation.

17. Is Malik Cunningham about to have a special season?

Malik Cunningham is often overlooked as one of the most dynamic players in all of college football. He quietly had a nice season last year, passing for 2,941 yards and rushing for 1,030. He went under-the-radar because Louisville didn’t win enough — the Cardinals finished the year at 6-7. But those results included 4 losses by just 1 score.

With Cunningham entering his 5th season, he’s more than capable of turning those losses into wins in 2022.

18. Will Scott Satterfield start to feel the heat?

If Cunningham and the Cardinals don’t make a step forward, it could mean trouble for head coach Scott Satterfield. He is 18-19 in 3 seasons at Louisville. The Cardinals are off to a great start in their 2023 recruiting class, but that might not be enough to convince Louisville’s administration that he deserves a Year 4 if the results aren’t there on the field.

19. Which coaches are already on the hot seat?

In addition to Satterfield, there’s several other coaches who could conceivably find themselves without a job after this season. Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins is on the hot seat after a trio of 3-win seasons to start his tenure. Florida State’s Mike Norvell might have to demonstrate a major leap in Year 3 — or at least make a bowl game. Dino Babers at Syracuse could be gone without a bowl trip, too.

20. How many potential Heisman Trophy finalists are in this conference?

The ACC is once again loaded at quarterback and receiver this season. Players like Tyler Van Dyke, Malik Cunningham, Sam Hartman, Devin Leary, Kedon Slovis, Jordan Addison and Josh Downs are already on the national radar. There could be some fast risers, too. What if Jaylan Knight has a huge year? What if D.J. Uiagalelei lives up to the potential that scouts saw coming out of high school? Jordan Travis could make a huge leap at Florida State.

Regardless of how many of those players actually make it to New York City as Heisman Trophy finalists, it’s clear that the ACC is loaded with offensive talent.