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Low: Saturdays won't be the same without Spurrier

The Hall of Fame coach felt he did not have it in him to turn around the Gamecocks' slide. But don't call his departure a retirement. He'll be involved with football again in some capacity.

Spurrier says it was time to resign (3:07)
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What does #LastTimeUWBeatUO mean to you?

The hashtag #LastTimeUWBeatUO will rankle Huskies fans as a reminder of Washington's losing streak to Oregon, which dates back to 2003.

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Texas to retire Bevo XIV after cancer diagnosis

University of Texas longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire. The steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus.

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Monday and made-up rivalries meet Bottom 10

While the deluge of Breaking News! almost did in the Bottom 10, we can still get behind the idea of made-up rivalry games like that pioneered by UConn and UCF.

SVP: Wild week of college football coaching changes (4:38)
Trojans, Gamecocks and Gators must respond (1:29)
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Are Tigers prone to 'Clemsoning'?

Check out what the stats really say on whether Clemson is prone to underperforming.

The best of Coach Spurrier (0:58)
Reacting to a wild 24 hours in college football (12:57)
Haden: I haven't spoken to Sarkisian (1:17)
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Heisman Watch: Fournette, Boykin remain 1-2

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (49 points) remained a clear No. 1 in Heisman Watch balloting, but TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (41 points) strengthened his grip on No. 2.

Carter: Will Grier's suspension too harsh (0:40)
Sport Science: Leonard Fournette's elite agility (1:55)


What a week for college football

Kirk Herbstreit joins SVP to try and make sense of a wild week that saw a number of high-profile coaches needing to be replaced midway through the season.


Arkansas State wins with 29 points in 4th

Arkansas State knocked off South Alabama 49-31 thanks to a 29-point outburst in a 5-minute stretch of the fourth quarter.


Sarkisian learned of firing via friends' e-mails

A source tells ESPN's Joe Schad that Steve Sarkisian was en route to a rehab facility when USC AD Pat Haden called to fire him, and that he learned of news of his termination via texts and e-mails from friends expressing sympathy.

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Arkansas State pick-6 caps 29-point rally

Arkansas State entered the fourth quarter down 31-20 to South Alabama on ESPN2, but the Red Wolves have scored 29 straight points to take a 49-31 lead with the latest points coming from Justin Clifton's pick-6 of Cody Clements.


Joe Schad @schadjoe

Steve Sarkisian was fired by USC for cause and the school believes it won’t have to pay the remaining 3+ years of his five-year deal

Fournette still clear No. 1 in Heisman race

LSU running back Leonard Fournette maintained a decisive lead in Heisman Watch balloting after passing the 1,000-yard mark in Saturday’s win over South Carolina. Heisman Watch

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Coaches react to Spurrier's resignation

Steve Spurrier meant so much to so many, including the SEC's top coaches. Living legend, honest and "what I always wanted to be" were just a few of the words they used to describe the Head Ball Coach.


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Syracuse sophomore QB AJ Long, who started 5 games last year, medically disqualified to continue playing at SU because of concussions

Jaguars back on top after long score

Josh Magee had nothing but green in front of him after his defender fell, and the receiver strolled in for a 76-yard TD to put South Alabama up 21-14 over Arkansas State on ESPN2.


Jaguars pull even on 24-yard TD

South Alabama's Cody Clements found Danny Woodson across the middle and the receiver slipped by two defenders before walking into the end zone to tie the score 14-14 against Arkansas State. (Live on ESPN2)


Jaguar breaking arm tackles everywhere

Gerald Everett looked to be bottled up on this play, but the South Alabama TE reversed field and left the defense in his wake en route to the end zone. South Alabama leads Arkansas State 7-0 on ESPN2.


Watch: Arkansas St. vs. South Alabama

Both teams are undefeated in Sun Belt conference play so far this season. Who will get dealt their first conference loss? Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Richt reflects on Spurrier's impact

Georgia football head coach Mark Richt on Steve Spurrier's legacy: "I think he showed you can win and win a different way. He did it his way. You have to give him a lot of credit for that."


Big Man on Campus: Kyle Nassib

Carl Nassib was a walk-on his freshman year. Now the Penn State DE leads the nation in sacks. Jeannine Edwards details his journey.


Steve Spurrier: It was time to resign

"Recruiting is the name of the game. And when it starts going downhill, as soon as it started going that way, I thought it'd be best for our team if I stepped aside and [they] start rebuilding South Carolina football."


Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

“Looking back at these past two weeks, everyone knows we need to work on finishing, but everyone knows what we are capable of and we are excited. We need this win, we need some morale and we need some uplift to get this season going because we have a lot of football left to play.” - Kansas State C Dalton Risner on last-minute losses to Oklahoma State and TCU in back-to-back weeks. K-State hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.

Texas mascot retires after cancer diagnosis

Bevo XIV, Texas' mascot since 2004, has been diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus and will retire immediately. His last game was Saturday's upset win over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown. Fans send well wishes

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UW expecting to face Vernon Adams

The Oregon QB's status is uncertain (finger), but Washington coach Chris Petersen is preparing for him to start. That's not a bad idea, according to Ted Miller, who says, "He is the difference-maker for this Oregon team ... He transforms this offense."


Steve Spurrier has a way with words

The Former Head Ball Coach was known for giving great quotes. Here are some of the best media interactions from his historic coaching career.


Sport Science: Fournette's dominance

LSU star Leonard Fournette is fast. How fast? He can make a cut faster than the blink of an eye.


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU RB Aaron Green was asked Tuesday to describe QB Trevone Boykin and his fourth-quarter heroics at Kansas State. His answer: "Legendary. Trevone is a legendary player. Gonna go down as one of the all-time greats."

Spurrier: 'I'm resigning, I'm not retiring'

Steve Spurrier said of his decision to step down as South Carolina's coach: "We've slipped and it's my fault. I'm responsible, I'm the head coach. It's time for me to get out of the way and let somebody else have a go at it."