The passing game. AJ McCarron returns for his Senior year after an insane Junior season where he threw 30 touchdowns to 3 interceptions while completing nearly 68% of his passes. But more importantly is that this Alabama receiving corps is just flat out beastly. Several prominent college scouts have said that 1-6 Alabama has the best group in the country. You put that with McCarron and Yeldon in the backfield....
Jeremy Hill. As a freshman he rushed for 755 yards. Now the catch is that he only had 13 carries the first 6 games of the season.... People close to the program say he has looked amazing so far this year and they expect him to carry the load in the fall.
The quarterback position. Jeff Driskel will be the starter obviously but after that they have nobody. Jacoby Brissett transferred out and the backups on the roster have looked awful this spring. If Driskel goes down so will the Gators.
The secondary. The Bulldogs lost 3 very good starters from their secondary. That might not matter in the SEC East where passing isn't gonna be a big factor. But if they get to the SEC Championship and play somebody like Alabama or Texas A&M it could be a big deal.
Mike Davis. He may not be Marcus Lattimore but South Carolina was pretty good without him in 2012. But all reports are that Mike Davis has looked great in camp and he averaged over 5 yards per carry in 2012 as a freshman.
The passing game. The Vols are practically starting from scratch losing their Quarterback, top 3 receivers and tight end from 2012. Not too good considering that the team struggled to run the ball and relied on the passing game.
The offensive playcalling. Fans who have attended the practices and spring game as well as players are saying that Gus Malzahn has them running so many offensive looks and schemes that defenses will have no idea what is coming on any given play. A long shot from 2012 where teams knew exactly what Auburn was gonna run (literally see the Miss State game).
The defensive line. People were saying that the defensive line was the strength of the team in 2012 and they lost some key players. Well in the spring game the defensive line had 12 sacks.
The running game. Arkansas is expected to field a run-heavy offense in 2013 with as many as 6 backs getting a varied split of reps in practice and the spring game. Considering what they have returning and who they play against defensively it could be a tough start for the new coach.