ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (BALLisL1FE 21) The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off a very dissapointing season. In wake of the Bobby Petrino scandal, Arkansas eventually hired John L. Smith to replace the fallen head coach. Even then the fans and the team had high hopes, hopes of winning the SEC and the National Championship. They ended up winning only 4 games and a lone SEC victory. John L. Smith was let go and AD Jeff Long was faced with the task of getting a home run hire. Through all the searching he found his man. Chandler Hamilton was named the new Head Hog. He brings in an offense much like the Petrino offense, but will be a little bit more balanced. Probably a 60-40 pass to run game. In his first season as the new Head Hog, he is faced with a loaded SEC schedule. Arkansas plays Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, and LSU all on the road. That definitely won't be easy. The hogs only return 4 starters on offense and 7 on defense. First year starting QB, Brandon Allen, will take over the offense while RB, Jonathan Williams, will most likely get the start in the backfield after a solid freshman season a year ago. But watch out for incoming freshman Alex Collins to give Jonathan Williams a run for his money in fall camp. Either way, the Hogs will have a solid backfield between the 2. Also senior FB Kiero Small will be a huge part to the run game after missing most of last season. Some say he's the best FB in the SEC. On defense the Razorbacks should have an improved secondary with veteran junior CB Tevin Mitchel leading the way. Sophmore CB Will Hines should lock up the other CB spot after starting most of last season. The LB core will be one of the weak spots on the defense but the d-line will be something to be reckoned with. Senior DE Chris Smith and Junior DE Trey Flowers will be one of the best pass rushing duos in the SEC while Seniors Robert Thomas and Byran Jones man the interior. Arkansas and new HC BALLisL1FE 21 will have a tough go at it in 2013 but a bowl game is definitely in reach. OLE MISS (publik drunk) Ole Miss returns 18 total starters, 8 on offense and 10 on defense. They also had a stellar recruiting class that finished in the top 5 nationally, featuring the no. 1 overall recruit, Robert Nkemdiche. Bo Wallace returns as the starting QB who should improve on an overall good season last year, RB Jeff Scott returns as the starting RB and 4 starting offensive linemen return up front. On defense the Rebels return 10 starters. Look for some freshman to make a huge impact this season as well as the Nkemdiche brothers causing havoc. TEXAS A&M (wahoogamer) Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel returns after a remarkable season a year ago. "Johnny Football" will lead the offense while Mike Evans returns as the go-to receiver after a 1,000 yard receiving season last year. Perhaps the biggest lost on offense will be loss of tackle Luke Joeckel. The first round draft pick was a huge reason for the Aggies success last season. Overall 6 return on offense but all you need to know is that Johnny Manziel is back to defend the Heisman and as long as he's at QB, their offense should be very potent. On defense the Aggies only return 4 starters but have some very good young talent. The secondary is young but talent is everywhere while the front 7 has question marks but is promising. GEORGIA (Riptides) The Georgia Bulldogs come off of the 2012 season where a year ago, they were a win away from the National Championship game. Coming into 2013, the Bulldogs are loaded on offense. Returning 10 starters is always a good thing. Heisman candidate Aaron Murray leads the offense with playmakers like Todd Gurley with him in the backfield, receiver Malcolm Mitchell, and all 5 offensive linemen up front. This team will tear up the SEC east this coming season. The big question marks come up on defense, where they only return 3 starters. But in 2012 the defense wasn't all that good anyways so new blood might be somewhat of a good thing. Considering Georgia has recruited very well in recent years the defense could improve. Georgia will put up a lot of points, the question is will the defense be able to hold off opposing offenses. KENTUCKY (Ghost) Kentucky wasn't very good a year ago. Quarterback Maxwell Smith was really the only bright spot on the Wildcats but suffered a season ending ankle injury only 4 games into the season. They return 6 starters on offense and 7 on defense as well as their leading tackler LB Avery Williamson. New head coach, Ghost, looks to rebuild this program that really wasn't ever built from the start. With teams like Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina all in their division, don't look for Kentucky to win many games in the SEC this year, but with Ghost coaching them up, anythings possible. SOUTH CAROLINA (The Parrothead) Jadeveon Clowney......... That's all you need to know on defense. On offense Veteran quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson return. 2 sport star Bruce Ellington returns at receiver and 4 o-lineman return up front. Any time Steve Spurrier is calling the plays on offense, his teams will score. USC has a chance to win the SEC East this year but they'll have to go through Georgia and Florida to do so. I had a lot of fun writing this SEC preview. Hopefully it wasn't too much. Also I know I wrote a lot more about Arkansas but obviously I know more about them than everybody else. Can't wait til NCAA 14 comes out!