KC Joyner writes that Tyrann Mathieu's suspect coverage skills and overrated playmaking ability make him replaceable and that LSU's title hopes won't take a hit following his dismissal. Plus, Mel Kiper gives his take on Mathieu's NFL draft stock.
The Florida State Seminoles return their starting quarterback and a handful of weapons on offense this season. With a fine-tuned offensive line, KC Joyner writes, FSU's offense could break out and lead the team into BCS contention.
ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that while it's never going to be easy sledding for Arkansas in the SEC West, the Razorbacks could be improved enough in 2012 to legitimately challenge Alabama and LSU for the division crown.
KC Joyner looks at five teams -- Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon, South Carolina -- that need to replace star players who left early for the NFL draft, evaluating how each will be able to overcome their losses.