8 College Football Teams with the Biggest Quarterback Shoes to Fill in 2014

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8 College Football Teams with the Biggest Quarterback Shoes to Fill in 2014
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Johnny Manziel leaves a high standard for his successor to follow at Texas A&M.

May’s NFL draft will not lack for quarterback talent. Last January, a number of standout college football quarterbacks either exhausted their eligibility or declared early for the NFL, leaving huge shoes to fill at campuses across the nation.

These quarterbacks won Heisman Trophies. National championships. BCS bowl games. Conference championships. They set program records, made impressive highlights and gained adoration from fans.

And now, the programs that waved goodbye in January are moving on. With spring practice in full swing across the nation, college football coaches are deciding who will replace their departed stars with high-profile quarterback battles.

Several programs have identified leaders in those races, but many have not. So, organized by program, here are the eight college football quarterbacks who will have the biggest shoes to fill in 2014.

*Unless otherwise noted, all quotes for this article were obtained directly by the author.

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