Bobby Hart thought he had it made as a freshman starter but attitude and work ethic put him on the bench for a year. He's now making the most of his second chance.
Even though he was sidelined for the season in the second game, redshirt freshman linebacker Nyeem Wartman gave a glimpse into a bright future.l
Todd Grantham says eight or nine starters are returning on defense, but the truth is it's only four regulars. Still, it's a managable amount of attrition.
Dominique Easley came on at defensive end late in 2012 for the Gators, but after losing both starters at defensive tackle, Florida might need Easley to move back inside.
With the departure of rock-solid kicker Caleb Sturgis, the Gators have a huge hole to fill and will turn to redshirt freshman Austin Hardin.
The Oklahoma Sooners ultimately recruited Blake Bell, Trevor Knight and Kendal Thompson because of their arms. But it turns out all three can really run, too, which will change the Sooners' offense.
While having depth at quarterback is a good thing, Texas might have some issues with divisiveness in 2013 and beyond.
An outstanding performance by the secondary backed up strong efforts by the line and linebackers, creating a strong Gators defensive unit.
The Gators made some strides on offense, but an old problem with their receivers wasn't resolved during the 2013 season.
With a litany of issues on offense, the Gators must see improvement from Jeff Driskel at the quarterback position. The receivers and offensive line will have to step up as well.
With 10 starters possibly departing after this season, the Florida State defense got a glimpse of what its future might hold, as youngsters Karlos Williams and Mario Edwards Jr., performed well in the ACC title game.
Case McCoy is a bit of a gambler. For the Longhorns to succeed, they need him to dial back on his chance-taking.
Alabama didn't need its starters for long against Western Carolina, and the Tide's backups performed well to secure the blowout win.
Michigan's offensive starters have plenty of talent, but if any of them go down to injury, like Denard Robinson did against Nebraska, the experienced depth behind them is nonexistent.
The ghosts of Florida State's second-half collapse against NC State were present against Duke when Jimbo Fisher huddled his starters around him and demanded more even with the game in hand.
Texas was more physical with practice drills that pitted starters against each other on each side of the line and coaches turned up the intensity after a lackluster defensive effort against Baylor.