In looking back at USC's 2012 offense, the Trojans were spectacular at times, but penalties, inconsistency and injuries prevented this unit from truly being great.
The return of Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree didn't stop Georgia from giving up 44 points to Tennessee, but the duo did contribute to some big plays for the Bulldogs late.
No longer in the shadow of a veteran ahead of him, Bama receiver and return man Christion Jones is making inroads to being AJ McCarron's target of choice.
John Baxter might not have gotten much acclaim when hired as USC's special teams coach two years ago, but his aggressive approach to special teams and academics has made an impact.
Bradley Roby probably would have been a first-round pick, but he decided to return to Ohio State to work on his leadership skills.
After bouncing around pro baseball for 10 years, Jai Miller returned to Alabama. The 28-year-old's journey was long but led to a chance with the Tide.
Jason Aldean loves the Bulldogs and has his memories of Sanford Stadium. Now, the native Georgian will play the first concert in the 84-year history of the stadium.
The move was his idea. Out to prove his versatility and skills, despite his size, Lamarcus Joyner is attempting to return to cornerback for the first time since high school.
Before taking a drive to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, last May, Trey Burke was leaning toward going to the NBA. That trip changed the fortunes for Michigan's sophomore point guard, and the Wolverines, for the better.
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.
Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison coached under Jack Harbaugh, alongside his son John, at Western Michigan.
With the confidence earned from a comeback win against the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Dome, the Texas Longhorns look to return to college football's elite in 2013.
Alabama will get some much-needed workouts for reserve players like Gene Smith as the Crimson Tide prepare for the NCS national title game.
The hiring of Mike Stoops was supposed to be the tonic to prevent defensive meltdowns. But the last three games have seen the Sooners' D shredded and raised concerns about the future.
There are a lot of questions facing USC in 2013, including the play of Max Wittek, Robert Woods' decision to stay or enter the NFL draft and Lane Kiffin's coaching hot seat.
After Alabama's "Blackout" rout of Georgia in 2008 reversed the directions of both programs, the Bulldogs get a second chance. Now the roles have switched up.