Household names like Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray and A.J. McCarron will no longer grace the sidelines of the Southeastern Conference due to a jump to the NFL or graduation, hailing an offseason that will bring significant changes not only to the SEC's teams but to its long-term power structure.
Following a season that will be remembered for its offense, half of the conference's teams lose their starting quarterbacks. Half of the SEC's leading wide receivers are also gone, as are a third of its top running backs.
As with any offseason, the coaches of the nation's most elite conference now turn their eyes toward player development and patching up holes left by departing players. Though some are still waiting to learn the fate of their most talented athletes, as many have yet to make their decision on whether to declare for the NFL draft, others are looking to make a leap up the ultra-competitive food chain with an experienced returning core.
Taking for granted that those who have not declared for the draft will return, we now look at what concerns each SEC team will need to address to stay competitive in both the conference and the nation.
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