Who has what coming back on offense in the SEC?
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Thanks to some heavy lifting by David Hale of The Macon Telegraph, we get a crystal clear picture of who's got what coming back in the SEC in terms of offensive firepower.
Hale has a really in-depth piece on how everybody in the SEC stacks up in returning passing numbers, returning rushing numbers and returning receiving numbers.
Not surprisingly, Georgia is near the bottom of the pack with the loss of quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Knowshon Moreno and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.
But the other thing that sticks out from Hale's research is that South Carolina desperately needs a lot of new faces to come through on offense next season.
The only SEC team that returns a smaller percentage of receiving yards than South Carolina is Vanderbilt, and only Georgia and Tennessee return a smaller percentage of rushing yards.
Interestingly enough, Florida, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are the only three teams in the league with quarterbacks who've thrown more than nine career touchdown passes.
At the bottom of that list is Alabama. Greg McElroy, who steps in as the Crimson Tide's starter next season, threw one last season and one in 2007 -- both in mop-up roles.
The team that has the highest percentage of returning firepower on offense is Arkansas. The Hogs return 100 percent of their rushing yards from a year ago and 96.3 percent of their receiving yards.
LSU and Ole Miss are way up there in both categories, too. But the Rebels separate themselves thanks to quarterback Jevan Snead.
Should be a wild ride in the Western Division race next season.