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College football's summer of discontent

Updated: August 9, 2010, 2:23 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Once upon a time (and not too long ago), the summer was quiet when it came to college football.

Coaches hit the beaches, players returned home and there was very little news from the end of spring practice until the start of preseason camp.

Not anymore.

That summer reprieve has been devoured by a 24-hour news cycle as the game has turned into a 365-day sport.

The past six months were an offseason that anyone connected to college football -- coaches, ...

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