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This year’s spring practice session is going to be tons of fun all over the country.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow’s farewell tour included a Heisman Trophy and a national championship, so how do the Bayou Bengals replace him, not to mention the stable of studs who bolted early for the NFL? Myles Brennan will get the first shot at snaps, but the battle will be open.
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Georgia’s Jake Fromm, among others, are gone, too. They leave Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and not a whole lot of other proven quarterbacks across the country.
The Tide will start with Mac Jones at the helm this spring, but with elite freshman Bryce Young coming in, how long can he hang onto the job? The Sooners gig appears to be Spencer Rattler’s, but that will be open, too.
Georgia has its heir in Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman, and it’s anybody’s guess who the Ducks will waddle out there under center. Can freshman Jay Butterfield push Tyler Shough?
As those programs bid adieu, other programs are welcoming new faces. 
It’s going to be exciting to watch Houston transfer D’Eriq King at The U, and coach Manny Diaz is hoping this year’s transfer works out better than the last one (Tate Martell). Newman could make the Dawgs a title contender, too.
Then there are the coaches. Everybody’s watching Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss and Mike Leach at Mississippi State. Washington followed in Ohio State’s footsteps and replaced a high-profile coach with a top assistant in Jimmy Lake.
Dave Aranda goes from LSU defensive coordinator to take over Matt Rhule’s old job at Baylor, Mike Norvell will try to establish his high-octane offense from Memphis at Florida State, and Nick Rolovich will fill the Pirate’s shoes at Washington State.
Arkansas’ Sam Pittman, Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz, South Florida’s Jeff Scott, Florida Atlantic’s Willie Taggart and others are worth watching, too.