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SEC West returning starters by the numbers

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Even though 31 underclassmen and a slew of seniors are leaving the SEC, there are many returning starters to look forward to. Ole Miss leads everyone in the SEC with 17 returning starters.

Here’s a look at the SEC West key returners for 2013:

Ole Miss

Total: 17
Offense: 8
Defense:9
Specialists: 0

Key Returners: QB Bo Wallace, RB Jeff Scott, WR Donte Moncrief, DE CJ Johnson, LB Mike Mary, LB Denzel Nkemdiche, DB Trae Elston and DB Charles Sawyer

Key Losses: OL AJ Hawkins, RB/WR Randall Mackey, TE Jamal Mosley, DT Uriah Grant, DT and Gilbert Pena

Auburn

Total: 16
Offense: 6
Defense: 9
Specialists: 2

Key Returners: QB Jonathan Wallace, RB Tre Mason, WR Sammie Coates, OL Avery Young, C Reese Dismukes, DE Dee Ford, DE Nosa Eguae, LB Jake Holland and DB Demetruce McNeal

Key Losses: RB Onterio McCalebb, WR Emory Blake, TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen, DE Corey Lemonier and LB Darren Bates

Mississippi State

Total: 14
Offense: 7
Defense: 5
Specialists: 2

Key Returners: QB Tyler Russell, RB LaDarius Perkins, OL Gabe Jackson, TE Malcolm Johnson, DE Denico Autry, DT Quay Evans, LB Benardrick McKinney and S Nickoe Whitley

Key Losses: WR Chad Bumphis, WR Arceto Clark, WR Chris Smith, TE Marcus Green, DT Josh Boyd, LB Cam Lawrence, CB Darius Slay and CB Johnthan Banks

Alabama

Total: 13
Offense: 6
Defense: 6
Specialists: 1

Key Returners: QB AJ McCarron, RB TJ Yeldon WR Amari Cooper, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, LB CJ Mosley, LB Adrian Hubbard and S HaHa Clinton-Dix

Key Losses: RB Eddie Lacy, C Barrett Jones, OG Chance Warmack, OT DJ Fluker, DE Damion Square, DT Jesse Williams, LB Nico Johnson, S Robert Lester and CB Dee Milliner

Arkansas

Total: 13
Offense: 5
Defense: 7
Specialists: 1

Key Returners: RB Jonathan Williams, OL Travis Swanson, OL Brey Cook, DE Chris Smith, DE Trey Flowers, LB AJ Turner and CB Tevin Mitchell

Key Losses: QB Tyler Wilson, RB Dennis Johnson, RB Knile Davis, WR Cobi Hamilton, DE Tenarious Wright, LB Alonzo Highsmith and S Ross Rasner

LSU

Total: 12
Offense: 8
Defense: 4
Specialists: 0

Key Returners: QB Zach Mettenberger, RB Jeremy Hill, RB Alfred Blue, OL La’el Collins, WR Odell Beckham, WR Jarvis Landy, DT Anthony Johnson, LB Lamin Barrow and SS Craig Loston

Key Losses: RB Spencer Ware, RB Michael Ford, OT Chris Faulk, DE Sam Montgomery, DE Barkevious Mingo, LB Kevin Minter and S Eric Reid

Texas A&M

Total: 11
Offense: 6
Defense: 4
Specialists: 1

Key Returners: QB Johnny Manziel, RB Ben Malena, WR Mike Evans, OT Jake Matthews, LB Steven Jenkins and CB Toney Hurd, Jr.

Key Losses: RB Christine Michael, WR Ryan Swope, OT Luke Joeckel, C Patrick Lewis, DE Damontre Moore, LB Sean Porter and LB Jonathan Stewart

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Comments 3

  1. Does anyone else think Ole miss could contend for this division next year?

    • I certainly think they’re a contender, and they should be ahead of LSU but behind Bama and Texas A&M. Contenders? Yes, but they’re ultimately a year away.

      • Yeah I just looked at their schedules gonna be tough to finish higher than third but man if they can pull off the upset in Tuscaloosa look out for the Rebs.