Plenty of SEC questions; NC State looking good
There are questions to be answered all over the SEC, but things are looking up for NC State in the ACC.
On defense, Johnathan Sullivan's departure puts a lot of pressure on David Pollack to get the job done at defensive end without a lot of help from the tackle position. Linebacker is also an area of concern, with Thomas Davis, Tony Taylor and juco transfer Odell Thomas stepping into starting roles. The recruiting efforts of Mark Richt will have to start paying off big-time this year, because Georgia looks to be in somewhat of a rebuilding/reloading year.
The same thing is true in the rest of the SEC East, though. Tennessee also returns its quarterback in Casey Clausen, but the Vols lost a ton of talent to the NFL, as well, and is also looking at young players getting a significant amount of playing time. Florida, meanwhile, is replacing Rex Grossman and Taylor Jacobs on offense and the bulk of its defensive front. Lou Holtz always has South Carolina in a competitive mindset, and Vanderbilt is still trying to get back to that.
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