Now, just over a year since winning a national title with the Crimson Tide, Upshaw's second in four years in Tuscaloosa, the Ravens rookie linebacker has returned to New Orleans, the site of Sunday night's Super Bowl. His sights set on a new trophy, Upshaw is excited to be back in a familiar place: the national spotlight.
We shift our attention to the Eastern Division now and take a look at who’s losing the most starters. Florida and Georgia are each losing 12 full-time/regular starters, and that counts specialists. Tennessee is losing the fewest starters in the East with eight, and four of those were underclassmen who left early for the NFL draft.
January is always crazy with recruiting but this year seemed a little extra special. Miami and Denver Kirkland parted ways last night, Reuben Foster visited San Diego State and Eddie Jackson came out of nowhere to land in Tuscaloosa. Here's a look at some of the big stories from each day this past January.