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Questions still linger in SEC West after spring practices

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago April 28, 2015 Apr 28, 2015 Tuesday, April 28 2015 April 28, 2015 1:25 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: David Brandt

The reputation of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division took a hit last season after its top five teams all lost their bowl games.

Now the division's seven teams - which account for five of the last eight national championships - are faced with a strange feeling following spring practice: Uncertainty about their place in college football's pecking order.

As usual, Alabama has a roster stocked with former five-star recruits. But there are many questions on offense, including an ongoing quarterback battle between Jake Coker and David Cornwell.

Two new defensive coordinators - Auburn's Will Muschamp and Texas A&M's John Chavis - will be watched closely next fall. Muschamp was Florida's head coach before being fired following last season while Chavis has had successful stints at LSU and Tennessee.

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