After a shaky performance in the spring game, the Texas Longhorns' defense does not have to be great, but it has to be fundamentally sound, tackle well and not give up the big play.
Georgia didn't know what it had when it signed James DeLoach. After his performance in 2012, and his strong spring thus far, the Bulldogs might just have their strongside linebacker.
As the Texas Longhorns take a weeklong break in the middle of spring practice, here's an update on position battles.
To understand why Florida's on-field production has declined since it's national-title season in 2008, one need look only at its performance in recruiting.
An outstanding performance by the secondary backed up strong efforts by the line and linebackers, creating a strong Gators defensive unit.
A depressing performance in a depressing season is leaving USC fans, well, depressed. Unfortunately, the problems that arose in El Paso don't seem to be going away.
Steve Bisheff laments that the lasting image we will get of one of the most endearing student-athletes in USC history will be televised shots of Matt Barkley standing on the sideline.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
Through ups and downs, through record-setting and head-scratching performances, Denard Robinson has emerged with a fitting legacy: He's a Michigan Man.
USC Trojans running back Tre Madden and defensive end Devon Kennard were poised to be major contributors before season-ending injuries in 2012.
Alabama's veterans knew about them in the spring and preseason. After some amazing performance, culminating in the SEC championship, the football world know about the Tide's super freshmen
In his final Florida State game before taking over as head coach at Kentucky, defensive coordinator Mark Stoops basked in the glow of another stellar performance by his young players.
Matt Jones' performance late in the season, along with the arrival of Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane, has Florida's running backs looking good in the future.
EJ Manuel was quick to take the blame for a painful loss to Florida, but his teammates and coach were just as quick to defend his final performance at Doak Campbell Stadium.
USC fans hoped the issues the Trojans showed early in the season would eventually fix themselves, but USC's loss to UCLA, its fourth this season, served to further expose those shortcomings.
While many might be worried about Alabama's recent performances on offense, but it's not showing with AJ McCarron. The Tide QB isn't panicking while looking at the final stretch of the season.