Teams with the most returning starters for the 2012 season.
Derek Dooley may be on the hot seat, but with nine starters coming back on each side of the ball, it looks like he may be able to turn around Volunteer football. The offensive line comes into the season with ninety-nine combined starts.
UT-San Antonio 18
The Roadrunners have only played one season in their entire history. Start-up programs usually have a tough time, especially when moving up to the FBS in their second year of playing football. Eighteen returning starters should help the Roadrunners win some games. Most starters are only sophomores and juniors.
Florida was average last season. With alot of experienced talent returning, the Gators should be in the SEC East race. Ten starters return on a defense that was 8th nationally last season. Florida's defense will be really good.
Florida International looks set up to best last season's eight wins with eight starters returning on offense and nine starters coming back on defense. T.Y. Hilton may be gone, but the balance of FIU's top five receivers from last season are back. Mario Cristobal is building a beast in Miami. Did Pitt or Rutgers think they had a chance at getting him to leave?