The meat of spring football season came and went this weekend, as 54 FBS teams (including 30 of the 64 from power conferences) played their spring game and tied a bow on their first set of practices during the College Football Playoff era.
Because of their format and their often-relaxed style, these exhibitions are hard to evaluate. Star players with even the most minor injury can see limited or no meaningful playing time, while defenses try not to blitz and to protect the team's quarterbacks. It's difficult to draw any important conclusions.
However, one needn't look further than 2013 to see how important a spring game can potentially be. Jameis Winston launched his Heisman campaign at this very time last season, playing so well that fellow QB Clint Trickett would soon transfer to West Virginia for a chance to start.
It's hard to say if the next Jameis Winston broke out Friday or Saturday, but a number of quarterback battles did take relevant turns. The weekend also saw some other players impress or disappoint; and at this point of the season, even something so small is significant news.
But who made out the best and the worst of everyone?