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Returning starters in Mountain West

Noted college football analyst Phil Steele has completed his look at returning starters for all 120 FBS teams. Today we take a look at returning starters in the Mountain West.

Wyoming: 19 (eight on offense, nine on defense, two on special teams).

Key returnees: RB Alvester Alexander, DE Josh Biezuns.

Key losses: QB Austyn Carta-Samuels, WR David Leonard, S Shamiel Gary.

New Mexico: 18 (seven on offense, nine on defense, two on special teams)

Key returnees: RB Kasey Carrier, LB Carmen Messina, TE Lucas Reed.

Key losses: DT Pete Gardner, WR Bryant Williams

Colorado State: 15 (seven on offense, six on defense, two on special teams).

Key returnees: QB Pete Thomas, LB Mychal Sisson, WR Lou Greenwood

Key losses: DL Guy Miller, LB Ricky Brewer, RB Leonard Mason

Air Force: 14 (six on offense, seven on defense, one on special teams).

Key returnees: QB Tim Jefferson, TB Asher Clark, CB Anthony Wright, S Jon Davis

Key losses: FB Jared Tew, DE Rick Ricketts, CB Reggie Rembert

Boise State: 14 (seven on offense, seven on defense, zero special teams).

Key returnees: QB Kellen Moore, RB Doug Martin, DE Shea McClellin, DT Billy Winn.

Key losses: WR Austin Pettis, WR Titus Young, DE Ryan Winterswyk, S Winston Venable.

San Diego State: 13 (seven on offense, five on defense, one on special teams).

Key returnees: QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Miles Burris, CB Leon McFadden.

Key losses: WR Vincent Brown, WR DeMarco Sampson, C Trask Iosefa, DE Ernie Lawson.

UNLV: 13 (seven on offense, five on defense, one on special teams).

Key returnees: CB Will Chandler, RB Tim Cornett, DE B.J. Bell.

Key losses: QB Omar Clayton, OL Matt Murphy, LB Ronnie Paulo.

TCU: 10 (four on offense, four on defense, two on special teams).

Key returnees: RB Ed Wesley, WR Josh Boyce, LB Tanner Brock, LB Tank Carder.

Key losses: QB Andy Dalton, WR/AP Jeremy Kerley, S Tejay Johnson, DE Wayne Daniels.