Ranking SEC football teams having lost key starters to the Transfer Portal

There is Transfer Portal attrition that helps teams, but when SEC football teams lose key starters to the Portal, sometimes they cannot be replaced.
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  • South Carolina Gamecocks - Shane Beamer was not hit hard by transfer departures. He lost three starters. All three are rated as transfer 3-stars.
  • Auburn Tigers - Hugh Freeze lost two starters to transfer. One was rated a 3-star and the other one was unrated as a transfer player. Sane Auburn fans may be disappointed the Tigers' weak roster did not have more starter exits.
  • Oklahoma Sooners - Brent Venables lost two starters. One was 4-star QB, Dillon Gabriel who transferred to Oregon. Oklahoma fans are confident Jackson Arnold means losing Gabriel was no problem. Arnold was a 5-star recruit in the 2023 class.
  • Ole Miss Rebels - Lane Kiffin lost one starter to transfer. It was a major loss for the Rebels when 4-star Quinshon Judkins left Oxford for Ohio State.
  • LSU Bengal Tigers - Brian Kelly also lost one transfer starter, 4-star running back Logan Diggs who transferred to Ole Miss.
  • Texas Longhorns - Steve Sarkisian's only key starter, transfer attrition was 4-star cornerback Terrance Brooks. Brooks has not joined a new team.

Cody Nagel reported that nearly 3,900 players entered the winter and spring Transfer Portal windows. The number grows every year.