Alabama, Boise State among 10 teams with huge voids to fill
"That's the way college football goes," Georgia Tech's
Allen knows all about having to fill the void left by a star. In 2010, the senior will step into the starting B-back role vacated by former ACC Offensive Player of the Year
The Yellow Jackets were hit hard by NFL defections, losing All-America defenders
That mass exodus left a number of schools searching for replacements, but none more so than these 10.
Backup running back
Florida will be asking Hernandez's replacement to do more than catch passes and block, though.
Suh's starting gig goes to redshirt sophomore
There's not another 235-pound workhorse waiting in the wings. Instead, it appears Stanford will go the running back-by-committee route, with senior
In his first year as a starter, Daniels (6-2, 250) was second on the Frogs with 5 ½ sacks. He also had nine tackles for loss and earned second-team all-Mountain West Conference honors. There's no doubting his pass-rushing talent, but his ability to handle the pressure -- and double-teams -- that comes with being the star of the Frogs' line should determine how dominant this defense is in 2010.
He has some tough acts to follow. McCoy ended his career as the NCAA's alltime winningest quarterback. His predecessor,
In order to keep teams from keying on the run, though, Gilbert and an inexperienced receiving corps will have to pose a threat. It's imperative Gilbert find a go-to pass-catcher like McCoy had with
The fifth-year senior came to Tech as a four-star recruit, but has been biding his time while