2014 stats: 152 attempts, 78 completions, 51 percent, 985 yards, 9 touchdowns, 8 interceptions McCrary currently finds himself firmly entrenched in a battle for the starting spot as the Commodores are in the middle of spring practice. New OC Andy Ludwig has the final call on who starts the season for Vanderbilt, will he give the nod to McCrary for the opener against Western Kentucky?
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Treon Harris — Florida Gators
2014 stats: 111 attempts, 55 completions, 50 percent, 1,019 yards, 9 touchdowns, 4 interceptions Harris will also be forced to win the starting role this offseason as the Gators enter the first year under Jim McElwain. Fans anticipate redshirt freshman Will Grier to ultimately win the job by the fall, but don't count Harris out. He has starting experience that Grier currently lacks.
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Joshua Dobbs — Tennessee Volunteers
2014 stats: 177 attempts, 112 completions, 63 percent, 1,206 yards, 9 touchdowns, 6 interceptions Tennessee's 4-1 streak to finish the season began with Dobbs' insertion into the starting lineup against South Carolina and ended with a 45-28 demolition of Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl. If Dobbs can continue to progress, Tennessee could win their first SEC East since 2007.
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Kyle Allen — Texas A&M Aggies
2014 stats: 192 attempts, 118 completions, 62 percent, 1,322 yards, 16 touchdowns, 7 interceptions Allen started his career as the backup to Kenny Hill, but after Hill was suspended Allen was named as starter. Kyle threw four touchdowns as the Aggies upset Auburn and added another four scores against West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. If Allen can hold off incoming phenom Kyler Murray, expect a huge season in 2015 for the sophomore from Arizona.
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Anthony Jennings — LSU Tigers
2014 stats: 227 attempts, 111 completions, 49 percent, 1,611 yards, 11 touchdowns, 7 interceptions Jennings enters 2015 on the hottest seat of any quarterback in the SEC after a subpar season for the Tigers. Most assume former 5-star recruit Brandon Harris will eventually wrestle the starting reins from Jennings. Expect the two to battle all offseason for the chance to start the opener against McNeese State.
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Brandon Allen — Arkansas Razorbacks
2014 stats: 339 attempts, 190 completions, 56 percent, 2,285 yards, 20 touchdowns, 5 interceptions Allen quietly had a very efficient season for the Hogs last season and plays an underrated role in their offense. After Allen was injured against Ole Miss, the offense sputtered against Missouri. With a full offseason to rest his ankle, expect Allen to improve on his 2014 numbers.
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Maty Mauk — Missouri Tigers
2014 stats: 414 attempts, 221 completions, 53 percent, 2,648 yards, 25 touchdowns, 13 interceptions Mauk has come under fire for his tendency to turn the ball over, including a four-interception game against Georgia, but his playmaking ability is undeniable. Mauk's attempts to become a more consistent passer will be challenged as Mizzou lost their top three receivers this offseason.
Patrick Towles — Kentucky Wildcats
2014 stats: 392 attempts, 225 completions, 57 percent, 2,718 yards, 14 touchdowns, 9 interceptions Towles and his team had a similar trajectory in 2014, starting off a scorching-hot 5-1 before dropping their last six games. Stoops has vowed Towles will not be handed the job and must earn it this offseason. Was Towles' confidence completely shattered down the stretch?
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Dak Prescott — Mississippi State Bulldogs
2014 stats: 396 attempts, 244 completions, 62 percent, 3,449 yards, 27 touchdowns, 11 interceptions Dak returned after ending 2014 on a bad slide, as the team dropped three of their final four games after starting 9-0. Dak returns for a shot at the SEC and national title. If he puts the Bulldogs in position to challenge for either, expect a Heisman run as well.