- Jordan Jefferson matured in his first full year as a starter. He's not in the upper echelon of SEC QBs but he's got skills and at times played efficiently. He needs to continue that forward progress.
- The running game was ordinary last year; part of that was due to OL injuries and part was because Charles Scott was an ordinary SEC running back. They have to improve in that area in order to help Jefferson continue his development.
- Terrence Toliver will need to step in as the primary receiving target for Jefferson and they'll also have Ruben Randle. LSU always has so many athletes to play the receiver position. Can those athletes develop the finer points of the receiver position and become productive weapons.
- John Chavis has to replace seven starters. LSU each and every year is going to have an army of four and five star talent. The key for them is coaching on both sides of the ball and with Les Miles at the helm. They have to have coaches who can turn these athletes into great football players. If that happens, LSU will be a contender for BCS Bowls and National Championships. If not, they'll be an underachieving enigma.
My SEC West Prediction:
- Ole Miss
- Mississippi State