Published January 22, 2014 - 10:20amNEW: Follow on facebook -
We’re only two weeks from National Signing Day right now, and the offseason is about to officially hit us in the face.
As we look ahead to spring ball and next season, let’s look at five burning questions for each SEC West team:
- Who will replace AJ McCarron?
- How does Alabama’s offensive production under Lane Kiffin get better than last year?
- Who replaces CJ Mosley as the defensive captain?
- Who becomes Alabama’s next great cornerback? Is he even on the roster?
- Who will win the starting running back job between TJ Yeldon, Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake?
- Will Brandon Allen exit spring as the starter? Will he enter the season as the starter?
- Who deserves more touches – Alex Collins or Jonathan Williams?
- Is there a receiver on the roster who can stretch the field?
- How much can we expect the defense to improve?
- How long will it take Bret Bielema to rebuild Arkansas into a winner?
- Which deficiency improves more this spring – the passing game or passing defense?
- Who replaces Greg Robinson at left tackle?
- Will Cameron Artis-Payne or Corey Grant garner more touches next season? Will either get the most touches?
- Is there another coach in the SEC you want leading your team than Gus Malzahn?
- Which player fills Dee Ford’s void – Carl Lawson or Elijah Daniel?
- Will incoming freshman RB Leonard Fournette be LSU’s most explosive player in 2014?
- Who will be the toughest to replace – QB Zach Mettenberger, RB Jeremy Hill or WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham?
- How long before losing so many underclassmen takes a toll on the program?
- Is LSU one of the handful of programs that can survive mass exoduses?
- Who will set the tone for LSU’s defense next season?
- Is Dak Prescott a darkhorse Heisman contender next season?
- Will this be Dan Mullen’s best team he’s had while in Starkville?
- Who will replace OG Gabe Jackson?
- Who will be the bigger player on defense next season – Chris Jones or Benardrick McKinney?
- Is WR Jameon Lewis the SEC’s best kept secret?
- Can Ole Miss contend in the West with Bo Wallace as the QB?
- Will backup QBs Devante Kincade or Ryan Buchanan get a look as the starter?
- Who will become the Rebels’ coveted big running back on offense they need?
- Is LB Serderius Bryant the SEC’s best kept secret?
- Are you salivating over the thought of CJ Johnson, Robert Nkemdiche, Isaac Gross and Channing Ward, among others, on next year’s defensive line? It should be nasty.
- Who will replace Johnny Manziel?
- Who will emerge as the leading running back after Ben Malena?
- Will Ricky Seals-Jones replace Mike Evans?
- How much better will the defense get? How much better can they get?
- Will Julien Obioha or Gavin Stansbury become the biggest impact defensive lineman? Or will it be someone else?
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