Seth Littrell, after going 5-8 in his first season with the Mean Green, was given a new 5-year deal through the 2021 season.
As spring practice approaches, QB battles are hot topics for the teams that will be trying to knock off Big 12 favorites Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Avoiding another midseason swoon will be crucial if Tennessee hopes to get over the hump and contend for the SEC championship.
USC will need to defeat Stanford to keep the momentum it built in 2016 rolling, but the Trojans must not look past a late-September road game at Wazzu.
The Sooners want to avoid another shootout with Texas Tech, while an October matchup with Kansas State will be difficult.
A rebuilding Syracuse squad faces the toughest schedule of any ACC team and will likely be considered the underdog in the majority of their games.