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Will Texas find its identity?

As Charlie Strong enters his second season with the Longhorns, can he help save Texas from becoming a 'No-Star State?'

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How Chavis, Muschamp can save their new teams

For two teams that have struggled mightily on defense, Texas A&M and Auburn may have just found the cure to what ails them in two high-profile defensive coordinators.

Furman kicker does crazy trick shots (0:29)
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Leonard Fournette trolls Florida on Instagram

Sparks are flying between rivals Florida and LSU over not only a photo from Leonard Fournette but over which deserves the moniker Defensive Back U.

Petrino building continuity at Louisville (2:38)
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Five summer recruiting surprises

Ohio State has dominated on the recruiting trail for 2016 and 2017, and Baylor and TCU have gotten the jump on Texas and Texas A&M.


Mike Leach pitches 64-team playoff

The Washington State coach makes the case for a 64-team bracket as the best postseason option.


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In other news, Leach digressed into Deflategate solution: Refs give each team empty regulation balls and say fill them up however u want.

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Rich Rod on biggest difference b/w Arizona & Michigan: “Everyone that touched the program was on board at Arizona from Day 1"

What to know: Utah's Kyle Whittingham

  • 11th season at Utah (84-43)
  • 7-1 career record in bowl games
  • Signed an extension in January which goes through the 2018 season

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Watch: Kyle Whittingham on SportsCenter

The Utah coach joins SportsCenter to talk about the upcoming season. Live on ESPNews, WatchESPN

NC State players get etiquette training

Coach Dave Doeren brings in all kinds of experts to teach his players life skills -- including proper dinner etiquette. Pinkies up, everyone. Watch

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Rich Rod on doing SportsCenter hit w/Todd Graham: “I guess we haven’t won enough games to be on by ourselves"

Travis Haney @TravHaneyESPN

Chip Kelly has been texting with Mark Helfrich today, wondering how ESPN campus is on Deflategate Doomsday in Bristol.

What to know: Arizona's Rich Rodriguez

  • 4th season at Arizona (26-14)
  • 2014 Pac-12 Coach of the Year
  • Let fans call some plays at Arizona's spring game

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Kyle Whittingham said all P5 should play same number league games & have title game. “Notre Dame's gotta join (a conference)"

What to know: Arizona St.'s Todd Graham

  • 4th season at Arizona State (28-12)
  • Emphasizes the recruiting of junior college players, having signed 29 JUCO players over his four classes

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Kyle Whittingham was non-committal whether Utah will continue playing BYU after 2016-17: “Whatever is best for us"

Shaw: QB Hogan can reach his potential

Stanford coach David Shaw on Kevin Hogan: "I think he's there mentally. More than anything else, you're talking about probably the most experienced quarterback coming back in college football."


Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

AP preseason poll will be released Aug. 23. And, yes, I know it’s less significant now that we have selection committee