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One final Saturday of spring will close the book on all the scrimmages in the SEC before we head into the dog days of talkin’ season. Five SEC teams are in action Saturday, all of which will be available to be streamed on ESPN+/SEC Network+ (Texas is on the Longhorn Network).

  • Mississippi State, 2 p.m. ET
  • Texas, 2 p.m. ET
  • Texas A&M, 2 p.m. ET
  • Oklahoma, 2 p.m. ET
  • South Carolina, 7 p.m. ET

Here’s 1 question I have for each SEC spring game:

Mississippi State — Does it feel like a Jeff Lebby offense yet?

That’s an open-ended question. A Lebby offense operates with tempo, takes downfield shots, has an offensive line that can handle blocking with wide splits, etc. He’s calling plays, just like he did as the primary play-caller at Ole Miss and Oklahoma. In theory, there should be plenty of signs that this is a Lebby offense. That’s easier said than done. It’ll be interesting to see how comfortable Baylor transfer Blake Shapen looks with a new-look offense.

This whole roster underwent a ton of turnover in the 2 years since Mike Leach’s death. The Bulldogs had 42 outgoing transfers in the past 2 years. At this time last year, there was promise about the transition to a more pro-style offense with Kevin Barbay. It’s ironic that under Lebby, the scheme will look more like the Leach offense than the one he took over. Of course, there’s only one Leach. Lebby will get his first opportunity as a head coach to showcase his offensive identity.

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Oklahoma — Does Brent Venables’ defense have a clear advantage vs. a new-look offense?

A lot of times, variables in spring games are controlled. They often favor the offense, especially if ball-carriers aren’t being brought to the ground. I say that because if Oklahoma’s offense looks like it’s in midseason form, remember those controlled variables. But I’m not banking on that. That’s not related to decorated new QB1 Jackson Arnold, who showed more promise than what the bowl game interceptions would suggest, nor is it related to a remarkably deep group of pass-catchers.

But Oklahoma’s defense should have the advantage. If not now, then when? Like, a unit with 2 returning All-Americans is No. 8 in FBS in percentage of returning defensive production. Arnold, however, is leading an offense that ranks No. 111 in percentage of returning production. Mind you, that group’s got a new play-caller in Seth Littrell. I’m assuming that now is the time for the Sooners to truly look like one of the Venables defenses that we saw at Clemson. If that’s not evident against all the moving pieces of the Oklahoma offense, that could be a troubling omen for the gauntlet schedule that awaits.

Texas — Can Arch Manning do his best 2023 Maalik Murphy imitation?

Murphy might not be remembered as a Texas legend, but Longhorn fans appreciate what that guy did in 2023. As a redshirt freshman, he stepped into the spring game and looked eager to fend off Manning as Quinn Ewers’ understudy. He successfully did that before filling in admirably for the injured Ewers to keep Texas’ Playoff hopes alive against BYU and Kansas State.

Now, though, Murphy is off to Duke and Manning is the redshirt freshman who’ll be eager to show he’s ready to lead a college offense. Manning earned praise from Steve Sarkisian for his spring progression after a quiet true freshman season, but doing that with an audience is a different story. If Manning shows out on Saturday, it’ll confirm that Texas has one of the best quarterback situations in America with an incredibly talented insurance policy for Ewers.

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Texas A&M — How does the Collin Klein offense look so far?

Klein might’ve been my favorite assistant hire of this cycle. Mike Elko went out and poached one of the sport’s top up-and-coming play-callers from his alma mater. That was good news for Conner Weigman, who showed major progress in his first season as a starter before his season-ending injury against Auburn. Weigman returned to the field this spring, though I’d imagine he’ll be somewhat limited.

But I’m interested in how dialed in Klein’s offense looks with Jaylen Henderson and Marcel Reed, both of whom showed promise in late-season starts following the injuries to Weigman and Max Johnson, who is now at UNC. The ability to run tempo was a major selling point for Elko. That doesn’t mean we’ll see a ton of that in a spring scrimmage. But does it look like a scheme that has guys open in space against Elko’s defense? The Aggies quietly returned a ton of offensive production (No. 22) for Klein to work with. If that offensive line can protect against the strength of A&M’s team, the defensive line, that would be an encouraging early sign for Klein’s offense.

South Carolina — Is LaNorris Sellers ready to be the guy?

Not even South Carolina fans know the answer to that question. Instead of going all in to get one of the big quarterback transfers in the post-regular season transfer portal window, Shane Beamer put a ton of faith in Sellers to replace Spencer Rattler, who showed major strides working with Dowell Loggains in 2023. The question is if Loggains can turn Sellers into an SEC-ready quarterback.

Auburn transfer Robby Ashford will be in the mix, as well. Ashford’s mobility is his best asset, though that might not be on display in a spring game setting. Sellers has yet to attempt a pass against an FBS team — he went 4-for-4 for 80 yards in a blowout win against FCS Furman — but there’s an expectation that he needs to be a difference-maker from the jump. South Carolina has plenty of other question marks, specifically on the offensive line, though the arrival of Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott as the Gamecocks’ new tight ends coach/run game coordinator will help with that. Still, the Gamecocks won’t have a bounce-back season if they have a liability at the most important position. Sellers can help ease some concerns with a big showing on Saturday night.