Name tags on the helmets, we've seen that before. With 100 guys running around a football field, it's hard to put all those numbers and faces together.
Name tags on the coaches would be a good idea this morning as Tennessee opens spring practice.
On Sunday, Derek Dooley welcomed the media to a pre-spring news conference. A familiar face and voice for the third consecutive spring is reassuring given the program's turbulent recent history.
As always, Dooley presented a perfectly reasonable plan for getting the Vols back on track to being SEC contenders.
Great winter workouts? Check.
Improved roster depth? Check.
Staff stability and carry-over?
Since the Vols last suited up in Lexington, seven of Dooley's nine assistants have left the building. I don't know if there's a record for staff turnover while the head coach stays in place, but this has to be in the ballpark.
Sunday, however, Dooley painted the mass transition as a positive rather than a negative.
He spoke of the "emotional scars" that have come from two tough transitional seasons. He talked about the "new energy" and "refreshing dynamic" of the reinvented staff.
All the better to heal the wounds that left those scars, he said.
There have been wounds and scars. No one could argue that. The Vols have been pounded on by several traditional SEC rivals. They have had to live with the abominable loss to Kentucky that knocked them out of a bowl game.
Even the two holdovers, Jim Chaney and Darrin Hinshaw, will be working with different positions. Chaney, the offensive coordinator, goes from tight ends to quarterbacks and Hinshaw from quarterbacks to receivers.
Thus every player, from starting quarterback Tyler Bray to the third-string long-snapper, will have a new position coach.
"I thought that was important,'' said Dooley, "and we needed to do that.
"When you go through a tough year, it's hard on the coaches and hard on the players. Sometimes change is a welcome thing. Everybody is going to walk into their meeting room with a new face, a new persona, and it's a good opportunity for the players to start over from scratch.
"They can put away anything that they wish they hadn't done in the past. It doesn't count any more. ... I think it's a healthy thing.''
OK, maybe he's right. There is something to be said for fresh starts.
Or, maybe he's just putting the best possible spin on the perception that his aides were bailing off an unsteady ship. If so, fine, it's his job to be positive.
At least revamping his staff didn't detract from other pressing projects.
"It really didn't hurt,'' Dooley said, "because we didn't go to a bowl. So I had lots of time.''
Now he's got 15 spring practice days to make it all mesh, the fresh energy, the new personas, the second chances. If it can heal the scars from a painful season, it might be a spring well spent.
But soon enough a new season will get here. At which point the new dynamics had better lead to inflicting scars instead of absorbing them.
That will be the ultimate judgment on the mass transition.