Whether SEC football can retain the mantle of the nation’s strongest conference will largely hinge upon the success of the nine new full-time starting quarterbacks.
This year those defensive coordinators might exact a measure of revenge while programs break in new starters at the game’s most important position.
At least eight, and possibly nine, SEC programs will feature new starting quarterbacks in 2014.
Some—like Missouri’s Maty Mauk and South Carolina’s Dylan Thompson—have seen substantial game experience already but step into the primary starter role for the first time.
Other quarterback battles—like those at Texas A&M, Alabama and LSU, to name three—will continue when camps resume in August.
Today we attempt to predict the stats for the SEC’s new starting quarterbacks, which also means forecasting a starter in some cases.
One program that will be missing from this post will be Tennessee, which we are currently forecasting to return Justin Worley as the primary starter.
Since none of these quarterbacks have seen a full season of game action for one of these programs, it should go without saying that these projections are set for entertainment purposes only.
Here go our 2014 stat predictions for every new starting quarterback in the SEC.
With the Elite 11 Finals starting alongside The Opening on July 5, it's time to be nostalgic. Without question, the Elite 11 camp is the most prestigious event and honor for a high school quarterback.
Some of the best passers of this generation are alums of the camp, and many of your favorite NFL teams and college programs have had an Elite 11 alum throw a touchdown pass for them.
While arriving at just 25 for this list was a bit tough, it was done. A few field generals on this list are former No. 1 overall NFL draft picks, while a few others have a Heisman Trophy in their collections.
Plus, there are several interesting names on this list.