Four is the magic number for CFB

3. "Kevin Sumlin is a good coach. He's a good negotiator, too. We know that. He's got a good deal." -- On Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who signed a six-year, $30 million extension in December

4. "I'm actually from Tennessee, and I always was taught the hero of the Alamo was Davy Crockett. Bonham, it's a good story, and he did some good things. I always thought Crockett and those 33 Tennessee guys was the hero." -- On a trophy being given to the Texas A&M-South Carolina winner every season, which will reportedly depict James Bonham, Alamo hero and USC alumnus

Best comeback candidates

1. Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame

Golson guided Notre Dame to a spot in the 2013 BCS National Championship, but then missed all of last season because of an academic suspension. He spent his time working with quarterback guru George Whitfield and improved as a passer.

2. Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State

Thomas nearly backed out of his letter of intent with the Seminoles, and then missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. He'll be counted on heavily to help replace Telvin Smith and departed linebacker Christian Jones.

3. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M

Jones scored on a 71-yard catch-and-run against Rice in last season's opener, but injured his knee on the play and missed the rest of the season. He's a big target and is athletic enough to work out of the slot.

4. Austin Hill, WR, Arizona

Hill caught 81 passes for 1,364 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2012, but then blew out his knee in spring practice last year. He's fully healthy and might be poised for a huge senior season.

Best offseason pranks

1. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini led the Cornhuskers through the tunnel for their spring game carrying a cat, poking fun at the @FauxPelini Twitter account.

2. Washington coach Chris Petersen unveiled hideous new uniforms to the Huskies on April Fools' Day.

3. Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt dressed as a mannequin wearing a football uniform and spooked his teammates as they walked into the school's football building.

4. Pelini secretly modeled Nebraska's new "Red Rising" uniform for players at a team meeting at the start of two-a-days.

Top transfers

1. Jake Coker, QB, Alabama (from FSU)

FSU's coaches continue to say that Coker narrowly missed beating out Winston for the starting job last season. At Alabama, he'll have the unenviable job of replacing AJ McCarron, who had a 36-4 record as the Tide's starter.

2. Michael Brewer, QB, Virginia Tech (from Texas Tech)

Brewer was supposed to be Texas Tech's starting quarterback last season, until a back injury forced him to sit until October. After throwing for 440 yards with five touchdowns in 13 games in two seasons, he's the favorite to replace Logan Thomas at Virginia Tech.

3. Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois (from Oklahoma State)

The former four-star recruit passed for 1,108 yards with six touchdowns in six games for the Pokes in 2012, but then transferred back to his home state and sat out last season. He has a big arm and seems to be a good fit for coordinator Bill Cubit's offense.

4. Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati (from Notre Dame)

Things didn't work out for Kiel at Notre Dame, where his uncle Blair was a starting quarterback. He'll try to revive his fledgling career with the Bearcats, who have to replace departed starter Brendon Kay.

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