USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
The Bulldogs prepare for their second spring scrimmage Saturday, and coaches say they're looking at individual performances that tell them someone can help out when the competition counts.
Florida has a lot to accomplish in spring practice with new players, a new offensive coordinator and a big hole at starting quarterback.
With Lou Groza finalist Caleb Sturgis back as kicker, Florida will look to continue its recent tradition of strong special teams.
While Matt Elam is holding down the strong safety spot, one of the best battles this spring should be between Josh Evans and De'Ante Saunders at free safety.
Forcing turnovers will be emphasized in Florida's spring practice, especially among the cornerbacks, who intercepted just one pass last season.
Florida's linebackers were the strength of the defense in 2011, and there will be little change in the starting lineup in 2012.
Spring practice likely will be the last chance for some of UF's returning defensive linemen to prove they belong on the field or risk getting passed by newcomers.
Florida has the bodies along its offensive line. Now, with a new strength plan and a new coach, these Gators must reinvent themselves in spring practice.
Florida is painfully thin at the tight end position heading into this spring, with on- and off-the-field issues leaving junior Jordan Reed the only real option.
With inconsistent Andre Debose the Gators' lone play-making wide receiver, this spring will be an open audition for several players to step up and fill a desperate need.
GatorNation breaks down one position a day heading into spring practice. At quarterback, the battle lines are clearly drawn between sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel.
So far UGA has three 2013 commitments, and all three made ESPNU's Top 100 preview for the class. DawgNation looks at all of the Bulldogs' targets on the list and discusses why UGA should pursue them.
A breakdown of the Georgia Junior Bowl's quarterbacks and running backs.
Erik McKinney takes a look at the five California state bowl games coming up this weekend, several of which feature USC recruiting targets.
Cass Tech commits Terry Richardson and Royce Jenkins-Stone face future Michigan teammate Shane Morris this week in the playoffs.