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3hMark Schlabach

Schlabach: Meet Montana's Bob Stitt, your coach's favorite coach

Coaches such as Mike Leach, Kevin Sumlin and Dana Holgorsen have studied the elusive coach for years, but fans can finally see his simple, ultra-fast offense for themselves. (ESPN, 3:30 ET)

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Hackenberg, Elliott to duke it out for Heisman (2:39)
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1dAdam Rittenberg

Like chaos? Then 2015 may be right for you

Even the top teams have question marks and tough issues, from unproven QBs to difficult schedules. The games should be low on guarantees and high on drama.

Gilmore on fines: Ill-advised, incomprehensible (2:13)
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2dIvan Maisel

3-point stance: Is Big 12 parity a good thing?

Six teams -- Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU -- have won a least a share of the Big 12 title over the last six seasons.

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20hKC Joyner

Big Numbers: Target Arizona's offense

KC Joyner introduces his Big Number score to find valuable college football players for Thursday's DFS slate, including a stack of Arizona Wildcats.

2dKirk Herbstreit

Herbstreit: 2015 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2015 Herbie Awards and makes his College Football Playoff picks.

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1dTravis Haney

Coaches weigh in on the transfer debate

Travis Haney asked Power 5 head coaches how they approach conversations with other coaches about potential outgoing and incoming transfers.

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1dTravis Haney

Top breakout players in 2015: Nos. 10-1

Ah, breathe that clean, rarefied air. We’ve reached the mountaintop of our countdown of the top 50 breakout players for the 2015 college football season.


Watch: D-I football season starts

NDSU is the four-time defending FCS champion and Montana has made an FCS-high 22 appearances in the FCS playoffs. Either the Bison or Grizzlies have reached the FCS Championship Game in 6 of last 7 seasons. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


If college coaches created their own signs

Dan Mullen would want to be recognized for his shoe swag. Jim Mora wants to be called boring. Nick Saban's sign? "Roll Tide, what else?"


GameDay: Who will win Big Ten?

The College Gameday crew points to the schedule as something that could be the deciding factor in the Big Ten.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

A week before the season opener, Florida State still doesn't have a starting quarterback, a stark contrast to the last several years with the likes of Christian Ponder, E.J. Manuel and Jameis Winston. Coach Jimbo Fisher said he will name a starter when he is ready, and that might be after the Week 1 game against Texas State. Everett Golson and Sean Maguire are still competing.

GameDay prefers LSU to take SEC

Sorry, Alabama and Auburn. The majority of the GameDay crew goes with a different pick to win the SEC.


Pac-12 up for grabs

Lee Corso picked Oregon to win the Pac-12. "Speed, speed, speed," he said. His GameDay colleagues didn't quite agree.


GameDay: Who will win Big 12?

Kirk Herbstreit predicts that Oklahoma will challenge TCU and Baylor for the conference title.


Minnesota Football @GopherFootball

"About everywhere I go, I think people are excited. I think the state is excited. I don't know how you couldn't be." Kill, on game one.

Watch: College GameDay is back

GameDay's hour-long season preview hits the air this morning. What does the crew predict for your favorite school? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Ducks tab Adams as Mariota's successor

Transfer Vernon Adams will make his first start with Oregon against his former school when Eastern Washington visits on September 5. Adams threw for 3,483 yards and 35 touchdowns with the Eagles last season.

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Six Gator walk-ons earn scholarships

Florida coach Jim McElwain announced six walk-on players would be placed on scholarship, drawing huge cheers from his team.


Illinois fires head coach Tim Beckman

In a release, Illinois AD Mike Thomas said he learned of "efforts to deter injury reporting and influence medical decisions that pressured players to avoid or postpone medical treatment and continue playing despite injuries," adding, "I expect my coaches to protect players and foster their success on and off the field." Story

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