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Returning starters: Sun Belt/Independent

We close out our look at returning starters from the non-AQ conferences with the Sun Belt. FIU emerged as the dark horse this past season to win a share of the league championship and its first bowl berth. Will another school emerge the way FIU did or will the Panthers and the Troy Trojans be the favorites again?

You can check out the returning starters for the Mountain West, WAC, Conference USA and MAC. Now on to the Sun Belt:

ULM: 20 (10 offense, eight defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: QB Kolton Browning, WR Luther Ambrose, DL Ken Dorsey

Key losses: RB Frank Goodin, S Alex Ibe.

FIU: 17 (seven offense, seven defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: QB Wes Carroll, AP T.Y. Hilton, RB Darriet Perry, DB Jonathan Cyprien

Key losses: CB Anthony Gaitor, DL Jarvis Wilson, OL Brad Serini

Western Kentucky: 17 (seven offense, eight defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: QB Kawaun Jakes, RB Bobby Rainey, DL Quanterus Smith

Key losses: LB Thomas Majors, OL Mychal Patterson, DB Orlando Misaalefua

Arkansas State: 15 (six offense, seven defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: QB Ryan Aplin, LB Demario Davis, DL Dorvus Woods

Key losses: OL Derek Newton, DL Bryan Hall, DB M.D. Jennings

North Texas: 14 (six offense, six defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: RB Lance Dunbar, K Zach Olen, RS Brelan Chancellor

Key losses: LB Craig Robertson, OL Estaban Santiago

Troy: 14 (four offense, eight defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: QB Corey Robinson, DL Jonathan Massaquoi, OL James Brown

Key losses: RS Jerrel Jernigan, OL Tyler Clark, DL Mario Addison

FAU: 13 (seven offense, five defense, one special teams)

Key returnees: DB Marcus Bartles, RB Alfred Morris, DB Marcus Bartels

Key losses: QB Jeff Van Camp, WR Lester Jean, LB Michael Lockley

Middle Tennessee: 12 (seven offense, three defense, two special teams)

Key returnees: LB Darin Davis, WR Malcolm Beyah, K Alan Gendreau

Key losses: QB Dwight Dasher, DE Jamari Lattimore, RB Phillip Tanner, DB Rod Issac

Louisiana: 11 (five offense, five defense, one special teams)

Key returnees: TE Ladarius Green, RB Aaron Spikes, LB Devon Lewis-Buchanan

Key losses: OL Ian Burks, CB Orkeys Auriene, DB Maurice Rolle

Independents

Navy: 12 (seven offense, five defense, zero special teams)

Key returnees: FB Alexander Teich, DE Jabaree Tuani, SB Gee Gee Greene

Key losses: QB Ricky Dobbs, CB Kevin Edwards, ROV Wyatt Middleton

Army: 11 (six offense, four defense, one special teams)

Key returnees: QB Trent Steelman, FB Jared Hassin, ROV Steve Erzinger

Key losses: DE Josh McNary, DT Mike Gann, LB Stephen Anderson