Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Ole Miss are three SEC teams that can't wait for spring football.
Every team in the conference is looking forward to the return of football, but Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Kentucky are each looking for spring practice to serve as a springboard for good things to come in 2013.
Vanderbilt was great in 2012, finishing the season on a seven-game winning streak. However, the loss of several starters on both sides of the ball has James Franklin anxious for spring ball to start.
For Wildcat fans, there is finally a reason to be excited about more than Coach Cal's basketball team. Having suffered through 2-10 and 5-7 seasons respectively the past two years under former coach Joker Phillips, big blue fans are excited to see what new head coach Mark Stoops brings to the table.
Can Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss take advantage of the momentum created from their 2012 turnaround season and highly-touted 2013 recruiting class? Expectations are suddenly high again in Oxford, and Hugh Freeze is ready to start working with his team.
Let's dig a little deeper with these three squads to see why spring practice can't arrive soon enough.