It’s finally here: the most wonderful time of the year for those of us who love the annual five-month grudge match that is the SEC football schedule.
Fall practice begins this week and will culminate with the national championship game early next year. It’s no surprise the conference boasts the defending title holder in Alabama; it’s the eighth time in 10 years the champion has hailed from the SEC. Four of those times, it’s been Nick Saban‘s Crimson Tide.
But in order for the conference to have a member hoist the trophy again in 2017 (for the ’16 season, of course), there needs to be some positions battles decided. Most of those will come under center, where the league will experience a major upheaval at the quarterback spot yet again.
Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi State and, to an extent, even Florida, Missouri and Arkansas will all experience battles for the starting signal-caller spots. LSU could see a change if Brandon Harris doesn’t improve dramatically as well. Texas A&M transfer Trevor Knight isn’t a sure thing in College Station, either.
The only truly settled quarterback spots are returning stars Chad Kelly at Ole Miss and Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee.
Beyond those, there are several spotlight positions such as running back up for grabs on several teams. Other spots that aren’t as much in the limelight, like offensive and defensive linemen, need settling, too. As always, add your opinions in the comments, too.
So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at a handful of the biggest position battles that’ll grab headlines during fall camp.
Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football