Oftentimes that brutal stretch in the middle can be the difference between a successful or disappointing season.
Former Wisconsin football player Jake Wood, who went on to join the Marines and co-found Team Rubicon, will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service at this year's ESPYS.
Quarterback Hunter Johnson is transferring from Clemson to Northwestern but must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules.
Defensive lineman Adam Shuler, who is transferring from West Virginia to Florida, will be eligible right away and have two years of eligibility remaining.
As long as Nick Saban is around, Alabama is an easy choice for the top spot. But Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia aren't far behind.
Ohio State has gained a versatile and talented offensive line athlete in Harry Miller.
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