Alabama may be the defending BCS National Champion, but the Crimson Tide suffered some serious talent loss following that 21-0 dismembering of LSU.
That doesn't mean Nick Saban won't reload in Tuscaloosa, but eight months before the 2012 season begins there are five teams ahead of Bama that return more talent than anyone else in the nation.
Even with the unexpected loss of quarterback Darron Thomas to the NFL, the Ducks should be loaded with speedy, athletic players.
Oregon finally got over the BCS hump by winning the Rose Bowl and Chip Kelly's team did this because of young talent like De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barber and John Boyett.
Thomas and Barber will be the keys to one of the nation's most explosive offenses, while Boyett will provide leadership on defense.
Now if Kelly had convinced Thomas to stick around one more season in Eugene, the offense would run like a well-oiled machine next season. Now Bryan Bennett must get ready to take over a ...