BATON ROUGE, La. -- The way Les Miles sees it, rival programs that aren't hit as hard by the NFL draft might boast older, more physically developed talent since fewer players skipped town with college eligibility remaining.
Earlier, we took a look at some of the underclassmen leaving the SEC and who could replace them at their respective schools. Now it's time to look at 14 pairs of the biggest shoes to fill in the SEC in 2014.
about 51 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Texas A&M Aggies
With new coordinator Cam Cameron leading a revitalized offense and senior Zach Mettenberger making major strides at quarterback, LSU finished with double-digit wins for a school-record fourth straight season.
As expected, LSU junior wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are making the early jump to the NFL, a source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad. For all of us who enjoyed watching these two light up the stat charts, it's a sad day.
After New Year's Day, the SEC is now 5-1 in bowl games. But four teams still have games left to play, including Auburn in Monday's VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. For the latest news and notes from around the conference, check out today's lunch links.
about 70 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | Texas A&M Aggies
TAMPA, Fla. -- Aside from notching a 10th win for four consecutive seasons, LSU's 21-14 win over Iowa in Wednesday's Outback Bowl didn't mean a great deal. However, it gave us a glimpse into the future -- one that will become a bit clearer over the next few days.
The weekend is fast approaching and bowl game action is beginning to heat up. Here are some headlines from around the league today to sink your teeth into: Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall's breakout season is the result of a second chance to shine in the SEC after the first one went by the wayside while he was at Georgia.
about 76 days ago | Sam Khan Jr. | Texas A&M Aggies
In a week, the bowl season for the SEC will kick off when Ole Miss takes on Georgia Tech in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn. It's the first of 10 postseason games involving SEC teams, culminating with Auburn facing Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship.
Once again, the SEC is involved in double-digit postseason games. Ten bowl games mean more SEC fun for your viewing pleasure. On Tuesday, ESPN colleague Mark Schlabach took a look at all 35 bowl games and ranked them.
about 91 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Texas A&M Aggies