Every year in major college football programs deal with turnover.
LSU, perhaps more than any team, knows about attrition and replacing starters. Tiger players have made a habit during the latter portion of the Les Miles Era of bolting after three years, leaving the program with a revolving door that sees quite a bit of action.
The underclassmen exodus may have subsided some this past spring for the purple and gold, but LSU still finds itself in a position of having to replace several key starters and vocal/emotional team leaders.
In 2015 LSU must backfill for outside linebacker Kwon Alexander, defensive ends Jermauria Rasco and Danielle Hunter, cornerback Jalen Collins and left tackle La'el Collins, among others.
Alexander may be the most difficult to replace, given his production as the team's leading tackler and the driving emotional force behind the defense, constantly sticking up for teammates.
Offensively Collins leaves a big hole at left tackle, but one of the team's most veteran returning linemen - Jerald Hawkins - is ready to man the blindside for Anthony Jennings and/or Brandon Harris at quarterback.