College sports are already predicated by roster turnover, but in the world of college football, programs and, more specifically, head coaches are judged on their ability to maintain excellence through defections to graduation and the NFL. However, each and every season brings a new set of rosters to the table, and for some power conference schools, it is easy to see the drop-off coming.
In this space, we will explore five programs who will likely suffer a drop in win-loss production during the 2014 season. As always, each situation is different, but throughout the process, the common theme of defections at high-impact positions (i.e. quarterback) rings true, and aside from that, schedule concerns follow closely in projecting the outlook for the upcoming season. Let’s get to the teams.