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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Returning tacklers in the SEC: West

By Chris Low

Now that we’ve examined who's bringing back what defensively in the East, let’s take a look at the schools in the West.

It was a mixed bag on defense in the West last season.

Alabama and LSU both had top 10 defenses nationally. Texas A&M had one of the more underrated defenses in the league. The Aggies finished 26th nationally in scoring defense, and after the Louisiana Tech debacle, put together an impressive stretch of defensive football to close out the season. Most of the points they gave up came after the outcome had long since been decided, but a lot of the players who played key roles on that defense are gone.

Here’s a closer look at the West:

AUBURN
OLE MISS
ALABAMA
ARKANSAS
MISSISSIPPI STATE
LSU

TEXAS A&M