Zach Mettenberger, who transferred to play for the Tigers, could see a quick rise in his first season playing at LSU, similar to that of Bama's efficient passer.
Russell Shepard was a five-star recruit who hasn't lived up to the hype. Now he is trying to have a breakout season.
With offers going out to players from Baton Rouge to California, the Tigers once again have entered the familiar territory of Texas, extending an offer to 2013 quarterback J.T. Barrett.
LSU has plenty of holes to fill on offense, including quarterback and wide receiver
The Tigers have gotten production from unexpected places in recent seasons. Here are a few players to keep an eye on entering Spring.
Watching Jordan Jefferson struggle and Jarrett Lee observe helplessly had to make Tigers fans look ahead to the likes of Zach Mettenberger and Gunner Kiel.
With a strong nucleus returning and a top recruiting class on tap, 2012 could be even better -- if the Tigers can find answers at five key positions.