The depth of LSU's backfield may have lessened, but the talent pool remains just as strong.
Spencer Ware and Michael Ford are no longer options in the backfield, but the Tigers return Jeremy Hill, Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue.
Hill became the starter after he emerged from Blue's injury last season. He took the SEC by storm with 755 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.
But is he better than a healthy Blue? Will Hilliard regain a prominent role in the backfield in 2013? The cream will rise to the top, but which of these three is truly LSU's best running back?