18 returning starters
The LSU Tigers have the largest number of returning starters of any school in the country this year and that could mean very big things for the team. Offensively, Leonard Fournette returns for a third year and he should compete for the Heisman Trophy all season as well as a talented offensive line led by Ethan Pocic.
On the other side of the ball, an SEC-high 10 players return and that is going to be make a huge difference for the team going into the season. It will help their new defensive coordinator get acclimated to the speed of the conference with some of the best players in the country leading the charge.