As the summer begins to wind down, another college football season is rapidly approaching. Tailgates will soon be dropped, grills will soon be lit, coolers will soon be filled, and Saturdays will once again provide us with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat that no other sport can match.
The individual talent that we'll see in stadiums around the country this fall is as good as it's ever been. Comparing players in different conferences and at different positions is about as easy as defeating Nick Saban when he has a month to prepare, but we've done just that.
Here are the top 15 returning players in college football for the 2013 season.