Associated Press/Birmingham News photo by VASHA HUNT -- Alabama coach Nick Saban


Availability: 9 a.m. to noon

Coach: Mark Richt

Players: Senior WR Chris Conley, junior RB Todd Gurley, senior LB Ramik Wilson

Question RICHT is sure to face: Two factors combined to give Georgia a top-20 offense last season: a potent rushing attack headed by Gurley and the second-best passing offense in the SEC led by QB Aaron Murray. Murray is gone, and only two of the five starting offensive linemen return. With a new QB in place and trenches in need of rebuilding, can the offense return to its explosive form when the season opens Aug. 30 against Clemson?

Ole Miss

Availability: 9 a.m. to noon

Coach: Hugh Freeze

Players: Junior DE C.J. Johnson, senior S Cody Prewitt, senior QB Bo Wallace

Question FREEZE is sure to face: Wallace has seen his offensive numbers rise in his past two seasons as a starter, and his final season in Oxford is when he’ll be expected to fight for the SEC West title. He’ll have Laquon Treadwell returning to the receiving corps after making a team-high 72 receptions for 608 yards and five TDs as a freshman. Is this the year Wallace becomes the unquestioned best QB in the SEC, and is that enough to put Ole Miss in the national title discussion?


Availability: noon to 3 p.m.

Coach: Nick Saban

Players: Junior S Landon Collins, junior WR Amari Cooper, senior WR Christion Jones

Question SABAN is sure to face: Alabama hasn’t had to worry much about its future QB recently. For three seasons, AJ McCarron led this program to two BCS titles. In 2014, though, only one QB on the roster has any playing experience: senior Blake Sims. Florida State transfer Jacob Coker was brought in and could take the reins when the season opens. With junior RB T.J. Yeldon a trusty option, can Coker come into the program late and still be the starter? If so, how does the offense change with him at the helm?


Availability: noon to 3 p.m.

Coach: Mark Stoops

Players: Senior DE Bud Dupree, junior T Jordan Swindle, senior DE Za’Darius Smith

Question STOOPS is sure to face: Kentucky had a year to forget in 2014, finishing 2-10 and playing forgettable offense and defense. At QB, Patrick Towles appears to be the frontrunner after redshirting his sophomore season. Overall, Kentucky has another difficult SEC road ahead with LSU, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State on the schedule. With so many young, inexperienced players, what is a reasonable goal to strive for in 2014?