Georgia couldn't have picked a better time for a change at defensive line coach. While Chris Wilson doesn't have the benefit of experienced players, he will get to mold who he has in his style.
The NFL draft was once a big recruiting tool for Florida State. Along with the Noles' decline went the draft numbers. Now that FSU is once again producing NFL draft picks, recruits are noticing.
The Sooners once again found a way to win, this time with defense and tough running against TCU to capture at least a share of the Big 12 title and likely a BCS bowl berth.
LSU's defense was porous at times against Arkansas, but the Tigers stepped up when it mattered most, especially late.
In a matter of weeks, Oklahoma's secondary has gone from question mark to unquestioned strength in one of the nation's top defenses.
One of the key formulas for Florida's success is winning the turnover battle. The Gators are taking better care of the ball and forcing more turnovers than the last two years.
Jadeveon Clowney's combination of size and athletic ability has made him a focal point for the Florida offense this week.
Texas Tech QB Seth Doege torched OU last season. This year, Julian Wilson and the Sooners secondary feel they're better prepared.
Florida's offensive line has shown sizable improvement thus far, especially in the running game, but the scope of that improvement will start to be tested against LSU on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide scored 52 points against Arkansas, but the defense stole the show by shutting out the Razorbacks
There were a lot of inexperience at inside linebacker for Georgia in 2011, but the experience gained should help the Bulldogs in 2012.
Michigan's defensive backs learn one simple mantra: "Inside and in front."
The Gators are still haunted by a winless October last season, but they're using those painful memories to fuel offseason workouts and improve in 2012.
Starting left guard James Wilson is ecstatic to finally be healthy as he heads into his sixth season at Florida.
With the spring game just two days away here are five things to watch on the defensive side of the ball.
Florida is counting on its offensive line to make progress this fall. So far this spring, coach Will Muschamp says he is pleased with what he has seen.