Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.
Alabama has won three of the last four national titles, and might add another this season. But some major work needs to be done filling holes on the offensive line first.
In the Sooners' losses to Kansas State and Notre Dame, OU scored touchdowns on just three of nine red zone possessions (33.3 percent). In its five wins, it scored touchdowns on 23 of 28 red zone possessions (82.1 percent).
Jimbo Fisher is concerned about the Seminoles' inability to punch the ball into the end zone in short-yardage situations.
TideNation's Alex Scarborough hands out his defensive awards for the national title team
The Michigan defense looked shaky but held up in the red zone, limiting Michigan to just one touchdown in six trips.
The ability of one play to alter the outcome of a game was never more apparent than during OU's 44-10 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night.
Georgia native Philip Lutzenkirchen is a versatile weapon for Auburn whom the Bulldogs will have to account for, especially in the red zone.
Texas needed to fix its red zone issues, and some added size and an emphasis on the running game might have helped solve the problem.
Against the worst statistical defense in college football, the Sooners failed to turn red zone trips into touchdowns.
Can the Sooners correct their red zone problems again Texas Tech?
As Texas reaches the mid-point of its season, third down and red zone stats show some of the offense's struggles.
Steve Bisheff looks forward to the Robert Woods-Juron Criner matchup, praises Andre Heidari and sees a little Eric Dickerson in Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
Offensive coordinator Al Borges and the Wolverines are perfect in the red zone, including 12 of 13 touchdowns.
Four turnovers, red-zone inefficiency, needless personal fouls and bad play-calls. USC's loss to Arizona State featured all of those things.