Spring football is over for Southeastern Conference schools. Here is where each team stands heading into the summer.
2013: 11-2, 7-1 SEC; lost to Oklahoma 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl.
QB situation: New offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin had five QBs on campus this spring, but his likely starter arrives this summer in Florida State transfer Jacob Coker. Senior Blake Sims had a good spring but a shaky A-Day game. Redshirt freshman Cooper Bateman is pushing for a shot as well.
Impact players: Junior Amari Cooper will be one of the country's top receivers. LB Trey DePriest and S Landon Collins are playmakers for another strong defense. Junior RB T.J. Yeldon may have to share carries with sophomore Derrick Henry.
Strengths/weaknesses: A stout DL can go at least eight deep, led by sophomore A'Shawn Robinson and junior college transfer Jarran Reed. Cooper leads a deep WR corps featuring DeAndrew White and Christion Jones. The OL is a work in progress and the CBs are untested.
Key losses: QB A.J. McCarron had a 36-4 mark as a starter. LB C.J. Mosley leaves a big void with LT Cyrus Kouandjio.
Injuries: Top CB Eddie Jackson had knee surgery for ligament damage, which clouds his prospects for the season. White (toe) and DT Darren Lake (chest) missed spring practice but should be ready for August camp.
Spring game: Yeldon won his third straight A-Day MVP after rushing for 95 yards and a TD, and the Tide once again led the nation in spring-game attendance with 73,506.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. West Virginia in Atlanta.
2013: 3-9, 0-8 SEC.
QB situation: Junior Brandon Allen, an 11-game starter last season, had a productive spring and wasn't really challenged by anyone, including his brother, redshirt freshman Austin Allen.
Impact players: RBs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins combined for 1,926 yards last season and should form one of the SEC's top tandems. Senior DE Trey Flowers is a standout, and TE Hunter Henry is coming off a strong freshman year despite. Sophomore DT Darius Philon is a rising star.
Strengths/weaknesses: Arkansas should boast a strong run game behind a physical OL. Talent at WR is improved but not up to SEC standards, and depth at LB and S remain concerns for a team riding a 12-game SEC losing streak.
Key losses: The Razorbacks lose a 50-game starter in C Travis Swanson, and DE Chris Smith ranked among the SEC's top pass rushers. PK Zach Hocker finished his career with 354 points — tops in Arkansas history.
Injuries: TE Mitchell Loewen missed the spring after knee surgery but should be back by the opener. No other injuries, including CB Tevin Mitchel's hamstring, should impact fall camp.
Spring game: Sophomore RB Korliss Marshall ran for 99 yards and two TDs, including a 59-yarder, and Philon returned a fumble 19 yards for a score.
Opener: Aug. 30 at Auburn.
2013: 12-2, 7-1 SEC; lost to Florida State 34-31 in BCS National Championship.
QB situation: Gus Malzahn has never coached the same starting QB in consecutive years until now. The goal for senior Nick Marshall (1,976 passing yards, 1,068 rushing yards in 2013) is to become a more consistent passing threat, and Auburn focused on that aspect this spring.
Impact players: Marshall and D'haquille Williams, the nation's top junior college receiver in 2013, developed a nice connection this spring and should lighten the load on the RBs. CB Jonathon Mincy returns to lead the defense where Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis played last season.
Strengths/weaknesses: Four starters return to an OL that paved the way for the nation's top rushing offense, and Marshall's return will help growing pains elsewhere. The defense is still looking for answers, particularly at DE and DB.
Key losses: Tre Mason, the SEC's leading rusher who broke Bo Jackson's single-season Auburn rushing record, is off to the NFL along with DE Dee Ford, who leaves after co-leading the SEC with 10.5 sacks. Davis was the Tigers' leader in the secondary and on special teams.
Injuries: The defense suffered through 13 injuries this spring, limiting the development of multiple returning starters. None was serious but depth at DE was thin with Carl Lawson and Elijah Daniel out.
Spring game: Marshall threw for nearly 300 yards and Williams caught five passes for 88 yards before 70,465 fans.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. Arkansas.
2013: 4-8, 3-5 SEC.
QB situation: Junior Jeff Driskel, who broke his right leg against Tennessee in the third game of 2013, was back to full strength this spring and learning new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper's up-tempo scheme. Driskel will be in the shotgun looking to capitalize on his dual-threat skills. Sophomore Skyler Mornhinweg is the only other QB with any experience.
Impact players: RB Kelvin Taylor aims to build on a nice freshman campaign. Sophomore WRs Demarcus Robinson and Ahmad Fulwood need to have breakout years. Sophomore CB Vernon Hargreaves III is one of the nation's best, and pass-rushing DE Dante Fowler Jr. was unblockable this spring.
Strengths/weaknesses: A DL with Fowler and junior Jon Bullard has potential, as does a gifted but young secondary. The offense is littered with questions, especially WR and TE. Returning PKs Austin Hardin and Frankie Velez were a combined 10 of 20 on field goals last season.
Key losses: DT Dominique Easley, CBs Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy and OLs Jon Halapio and Jon Harrison could all go in the draft. WR/KR Solomon Patton led Florida with seven TDs last year. Senior DB Cody Riggs, who had started 26 games, transferred to Notre Dame.
Injuries: RB Matt Jones (knee), DT Leon Orr (wrist), OL Tyler Moore (elbow) and WR/KR Andre Debose (knee) spent the spring recovering from surgeries and should be available this summer.
Spring game: The Gators ran a whopping 111 plays in Roper's hurry-up offense and amassed 606 yards in a game shortened to four 12-minute quarters.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. Idaho.
2013: 8-5, 5-3 SEC; lost to Nebraska 24-19 in the Gator Bowl.
QB situation: There was never much question that Hutson Mason would be the new starter, but the coaches wanted to create the appearance of competition. It worked as the senior separated himself, not throwing an interception in three scrimmages.
Impact players: Todd Gurley, a potential Heisman contender, practiced without limitations the entire spring and will be a huge part of the game plan. TB Keith Marshall, WR Malcolm Mitchell, WR Justin Scott-Wesley and TE Jay Rome sat out this spring to heal up.
Strengths/weaknesses: All those skill players, when healthy, are a major strength and the running game should be stout behind an improved OL. So it all comes back to a suspect defense that new coordinator Jeremy Pruitt declined to praise this spring — part of his strategy to break down his players before building them back up.
Key losses: QB Aaron Murray, TE Arthur Lynch, three OL starters, and DL Garrison Smith graduated. S Josh Harvey-Clemons was dismissed. While losing the SEC's all-time leading passer in Murray hurts, Mason getting two starts to finish last season was beneficial.
Injuries: None that should impact the season. Mitchell was hoping to practice after tearing his ACL in last season's first game, but an unspecified leg injury derailed that the first week.
Spring game: Mason threw for 241 yards and a TD and Chris Conley had six catches for 124 yards before a record G-Day game crowd of 46,073.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. Clemson
2013: 2-10, 0-8 SEC.
QB situation: Sophomore Patrick Towles appeared to emerge the leader from a tight spring race. The competition didn't include Max Smith, who had December shoulder surgery and could re-enter the competition this summer.
Impact players: Sophomore Jojo Kemp (482 rushing yards in 2013) made strides this spring and should form a solid RB tandem with Nebraska transfer Braylon Heard. WRs Javess Blue and Ryan Timmons look poised for big years. DEs Za'Darius Smith and Bud Dupree totaled 120 tackles and 13 sacks last year.
Strengths/weaknesses: Entering year two of the Mark Stoops era, the Wildcats are more comfortable and have a few more options on offense. But there are still QB questions and numerous personnel shortcomings for defense that ranked 13th in the SEC (427 yards per game) last year.
Key losses: LB Avery Williamson was the leader of the defense the last two years, amassing 237 tackles. Jalen Whitlow plans to transfer after falling back in the QB race and being asked to consider playing WR. Joe Mansour was a dependable field-goal kicker.
Injuries: Five of Kentucky's top six returning WRs were either out or slowed by injuries this spring, including Blue (shoulder). S Ashely Lowery missed the spring after shoulder surgery.
Spring game: Towles completed 11 of 15 passes for 126 yards, Reese Phillips tossed a pair of TD passes and Za'Darius Smith had an interception and two tackles for loss.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. UT Martin.
2013: 10-3, 5-3 SEC; beat Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl.
QB situation: LSU is back to the drawing board with sophomore Anthony Jennings and true freshman Brandon Harris. Jennings was great in leading LSU to victory against Arkansas when Zach Mettenberger got hurt, but he looked years away in the Outback Bowl and in the spring game. Harris should be the guy in the long run.
Impact players: Freshman RB Leonard Fournette and WR Malachi Dupre arrive in August. Fournette is the nation's No. 1-rated prep tailback. Terrence Magee will complement him to offer a 1-2 punch in the ground game. LT La'el Collins returned for his senior year. Sophomore CBs Rashard Robinson and Tre'Davious White are rising stars.
Strengths/weaknesses: The OL boasts four returning starters. That group should help Fournette find running room until defenses load the box. LSU hasn't been this inexperienced at QB and WR at the same time in Les Miles' tenure. DT is also a concern.
Key losses: Mettenberger threw for 3,082 yards last year, ranking third in LSU history. WRs Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry each had 1,000-yard seasons. Backup QB Stephen Rivers is transferring and has named Vanderbilt his likely choice.
Injuries: None that should impact the season. WR John Diarse missed time with a groin injury. Magee missed some practices with a bad ankle, and DE Jermauria Rasco sat out spring with a hurt shoulder.
Spring game: Harris threw for 195 yards and three TDs and scrambled three times for 61 yards. Jennings had two interceptions returned for touchdowns. Travin Dural caught five passes for 130 yards with two TDs.
Opener: Aug. 30 in Houston vs. Wisconsin.
2013: 7-6, 3-5 SEC; beat Rice 44-7 in the Liberty Bowl.
QB situation: The offense is geared around dual-threat Dak Prescott, who threw for 10 TDs and ran for 13 more last season after taking over the job.
Impact players: WRs Jameon Lewis and De'Runnya Wilson are Prescott's top playmakers. Sophomore DL Chris Jones (6-5, 300) led the team in tackles for loss and was second in sacks as a freshman.
Strengths/weaknesses: A veteran squad returns 16 of its 22 starters. The defense is even more experienced, returning 19 of 22 from its two-deep lineup. The biggest concern is on special teams, where the Bulldogs are searching for a PK.
Key losses: OG Gabe Jackson, a four-year starter and future NFL player, was the team's most talented player last year. The graduation of S Nickoe Whitley leaves the Bulldogs without one of their defensive stars.
Injury news: S Dee Arrington could miss the 2014 season (hamstring). DTs P.J. Jones and Kaleb Eulls and OL Justin Malone missed most of the spring but should be OK for August camp.
Spring game: Sophomore WR Fred Brown caught 10 passes for 219 yards and two TDs and LB Beniquez Brown had 10 tackles.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. Southern Miss.
2013: 12-2, 7-1 SEC; beat Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl.
QB situation: Sophomore Maty Mauk, who last year started four games when James Franklin was hurt, takes the reins on a full-time basis. He didn't have a whole lot of competition this spring.
Impact players: RBs Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough were effective backups in 2013, averaging 6 yards a carry. They figure to split time and rack up a lot of yards. Senior Bud Sasser must pick up the slack at WR, where Missouri lost its top three targets.
Strengths/weaknesses: Four starters are back on the OL. Markus Golden and Shane Ray, who combined for 11 sacks and 22 tackles for loss, should bookend one of the SEC's better DLs. Depth at WR and youth at LB are concerns.
Key losses: Leading WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who had 883 receiving yards and 12 TDs last year, was dismissed from the team. RB Henry Josey entered the draft a year early. DEs Kony Ealy and Michael Sam will be missed along with CB E.J. Gaines and LB Andrew Wilson, who led Missouri in tackles the last three years. QB Trent Hosick is transferring.
Injuries: DT Matt Hoch had surgery in April for a broken ankle. Hansbrough and LBs Kentrell Brothers and Donavin Newsom all had shoulder surgery this spring.
Spring game: Mauk played three series and helped produce a TD and two field goals.
Opener: Aug. 30 vs. South Dakota State.
2013: 8-5, 3-5 SEC; beat Georgia Tech 25-17 in the Music City Bowl.
QB situation: Giles County's Bo Wallace enters his third season as the starter and is the SEC's leading returning passer. His focus is on building strength that was lost in his shoulder after a 2013 surgery, which forced the offense to be less vertical last season.
Impact players: WR Laquon Treadwell, who caught 77 passes as a freshman, has moved from the slot to the outside. Fellow sophomore Laremy Tunsil allowed one sack while playing left tackle last season. LB Serderius Bryant, S Cody Prewitt, DE C.J. Johnson and DB Tony Conner lead a veteran defense.
Strengths/weaknesses: Sixteen starters return, including nine on defense. The offensive line is a mess, and a couple of August arrivals may have to play.
Key losses: Three OL starters graduated. Projected RT Austin Golson has decided to transfer. WR Donte Moncrief left for the NFL, and LB Mike Marry and CB Charles Sawyer graduated.
Injuries: OT Christian Morris could help, but the UCLA transfer tore his Achilles and the rehab may last into the season. WR Vince Sanders missed the spring but should be ready for fall.
Spring game: Ex-Blackman RB I'Tavius Mathers had a 96-yard run, TE Evan Engram caught a 68-yard pass and Prewitt forced two fumbles.
Opener: Aug. 28 vs. Boise St. in Atlanta
2013: 11-2, 6-2 SEC; beat Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl.
QB situation: Senior Dylan Thompson is the best player on the roster according to coach Steve Spurrier. The former backup has thrown for 1,827 yards and 14 TDs in the last three seasons and can run as well.
Impact players: RB Mike Davis could be a Heisman contender. Sophomore WR Pharoh Cooper will take over Bruce Ellington's role. TE Jerell Adams has NFL size. LBs Skai Moore and Kaiwan Lewis are rising stars.
Strengths/weaknesses: The entire offense is a strong suit, including a line that returns four starters. The big question comes in the secondary, where both starting CBs are gone and a few of the five freshman corners may play right away.
Key losses: DE Jadeveon Clowney, the potential No. 1 overall draft pick. DLs Chaz Sutton and Kelcy Quarles are gone. CB Victor Hampton and Ellington, the team's leading WR, declared for the draft.
Injuries: TE Rory Anderson tore his triceps and should be healing well into August, which may lead to a redshirt season. RB Shon Carson injured a shoulder in the spring game.
Spring game: RB David Williams ran for 35 yards and two TDs, and Thompson was 8-of-11 passing for 129 yards and a scoe.
Opener: Aug. 28 vs. Texas A&M
2013: 5-7, 2-6 SEC.
QB situation: Three QBs started last year and it would have been four had Riley Ferguson been healthy. All four are back. Senior Justin Worley (1,977 career passing yards) exited spring as the leader, although Ferguson, a redshirt freshman, could be the starter by this fall. Ferguson has a live arm and a knack for finding playmakers, but he and sophomore Joshua Dobbs struggled with decision-making at times this spring. Sophomore Nathan Peterman is also in the mix.
Impact players: Senior LB A.J. Johnson is the unquestioned leader of the defense with 324 career tackles. RB Jalen Hurd (Beech) will have an immediate impact with his size (6-3, 221) and speed. He's likely to split carries with Marlin Lane. WRs Jason Croom and Marquez North should see their roles expand, although freshman Josh Malone (Station Camp) may quickly become the go-to guy.
Strengths/weaknesses: The LBs and the RBs are solid, and some improvement is expected at QB and WR. Replacing five OLs is a concern, particularly when three of them are likely to be drafted. The secondary needs shoring up and special teams is a work in progress.
Key losses: Leading WR Alton "Pig" Howard wasn't with the team this spring for personal reasons. Nashville-area products Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, James Stone and Alex Bullard are gone from the OL along with Ja'Wuan James and Zach Fulton. Palardy's exit has UT looking for a new kicker, punter and kickoff man.
Injuries: None that should impact the season.
Spring game: Malone had six catches for 181 yards and three TDs, and Hurd rushed 11 times for 66 yards and a TD as the offense rolled up 762 total yards with 68,548 fans in attendance.
Opener: Aug. 31 vs. Utah State
2013: 9-4, 4-4 SEC; beat Duke 52-48 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
QB situation: The Aggies figured freshman Kyle Allen and sophomore Kenny Hill would contend while having senior Matt Joeckel as a reliable third option. But Joeckel is transferring to TCU. The future of Hill is a concern after he was charged with public intoxication this spring.
Impact players: Trey Williams, Tra Carson and Brandon Williams will key A&M's increased emphasis on the running game. Six-foot-5 WR Ricky Seals-Jones returns after being injured in second game last season. DE Myles Garrett had 19.5 sacks as a high school senior in 2013; A&M had 21 as a team.
Strengths/weaknesses: The running game should be effective with A&M's strong supply of backs and another solid OL. But there is no area of the defense coach Kevin Sumlin can feel particularly good about considering the Aggies fielded one of the nation's worst last season (109th overall).
Key losses: Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman winner and a 2013 finalist, and 6-5 WR Mike Evans would only be juniors if they had returned to school. Instead they will be first-round draft picks along with graduated LT Jake Matthews.
Injuries: None that should impact the season.
Spring game: A&M did not have one because of the ongoing $450 million renovation to Kyle Field.
Opener: Aug. 28 at South Carolina
2013: 9-4, 4-4 SEC; beat Houston 41-24 in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
QB situation: Not much separates redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary and sophomore Patton Robinette. McCrary may have a slight edge. The competition will get more intriguing if LSU transfer Stephen Rivers enrolls as expected.
Impact players: RBs Jerron Seymour, Brian Kimbrow and Ralph Webb are the playmakers for an offense that will shift its focus to a ground attack. DEs Caleb Azubike and Jimmy Stewart have transitioned to OLBs in Derek Mason's new 3-4 scheme should flourish as pass rushers.
Strengths/weaknesses: Four starters return to an OL that could be one of Vandy's best in recent years. There is depth and speed at all LB positions. QB, WR, TE, PK and special teams are concerns.
Key losses: Jordan Matthews, the SEC's all-time leading receiver, and Jonathan Krause accounted for 2,191 receiving yards last season. Austyn Carta-Samuels' completion percentage (68.7) will be missed. The entire starting secondary is gone.
Injuries: None that should impact the season. WR Kris Kentera missed most of the spring after opting for shoulder surgery. OL Blake Fromang finished the spring on crutches. OLBs Kyle Woestmann and Stephen Weatherly avoided contact while recovering from injuries.
Spring game: Webb ran for 114 yards and a 60-yard TD, and DB Oren Burks had a forced fumble and recovery.
Opener: Aug. 28 vs. Temple