Just like many of our mothers used to tell us, every day is a new day to make an impact on someone.
All over the country, teams drool out of the mouth in order to show what they are really made of, opening eyes and creating a buzz as the season progresses. In some cases, it may mean a bowl berth (finally) or a huge improvement from the previous year.
This year is no different. Teams are springing up and making noise that may have never done so before.
Of course, there are no new "powerhouse" underdogs like the days of Boise State and TCU, but then again, there may never be again.
Their mothers' saying may not be their motivation nowadays, but teams making a name for themselves. Teams looking to gain respect that they usually would have never gotten, and so far, have done just that.
Teams that have taken a giant step.