GeauxTigerNation and TideNation links

Watching Jordan Jefferson struggle and Jarrett Lee watch helplesslyInsider had to make Tigers fans look ahead to the likes of Zach Mettenberger and Gunner Kiel, writes GeauxTigerNation's David Helman.

Also from Helman: With a strong nucleus returning and a top recruiting class on tap, 2012 could be even better -- if the Tigers can find answers at five key positionsInsider.

From TideNation's Alex Scarborough: Alabama knows it is losing 24 seniorsInsider off its championship game roster. What it doesn't know is which key juniors will leave as well.