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The Seminoles aren't taking winning for granted anymore.
Opening Arguments
Can Florida State be a sleeper? Does West Virginia deserve respect? How does a quarterback look off a linebacker? Don't argue. Ivan Maisel has those answers and more. For Argument's Sake
 

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Texas A&M Aggies band Strike Up The Dash
Hullabaloo, Canek! Canek! Rae, Ri, Old VPI. Ziggy Zoomba Zoomba Zoomba. Boomer Sooner. Whether you're in College Station, Blacksburg, Bowling Green or Norman, tell the band to strike up its fight song for the preseason edition of the Forde-Yard Dash. Story

McShay: Players under pressure to perform Insider | Wrap: Maisel Insider

Adrian Peterson And The Herbie Goes To ...
Television celebrated its 58th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday. But TV doesn't honor categories like the best hogmollies and prettiest coeds. Kirk Herbstreit does. 6th annual Herbie Awards

Games to watch | Forde: 5 must-see games ESPN Video | Vote: Herbies
McShay: Best game breakers for '06 Insider | Chat: Ivan Maisel, 2 ET


Lloyd Carr Great Expectations
A national title used to be the ultimate employment security blanket -- a veritable lifetime contract extension. These days, it might not even buy you a decade, writes Pat Forde. Story

McShay: Insider Coaches on the hot seat | Surprisingly safe coaches
McShay: Coordinators ready to move up Insider | Vote: '06 predictions


Troy Smith Strike a Pose
The Heisman Trophy comes with a lot of clout, a lot of hype and a great big spotlight. That's why Pat Forde is handicapping the race to be this year's cocktail party guest of honor in New York. Story

Quinn tops preseason Heisman Watch | The Contenders ESPN Video
Vote: Rank the Heisman hopefuls | 2006 preview index

Brady Quinn Everybody's All-American
Brady Quinn is no surprise, but some of the other members of Ivan Maisel's preseason All-America team might be. Story

Expert picks | Bowl projections | Ranking the conferences
Vote: Your All-Americans | Conference rank | Your top 25? | More
Wraps: USC DE Lawrence Jackson | Cal DB Daymeion Hughes


Chris Leak and Urban Meyer Ring Of Fire
Chris Leak and Urban Meyer know the ring is the thing at Florida. But can the Gators' QB and coach win one together? Pat Forde

Schlabach: Auburn's Irons bond | Maisel: LSU's Landry delivers
Schlabach: Moses gives Georgia a rush | Podcast: SEC talk
Schlabach: 5 SEC predictions | Luginbill: Freshmen to watch


Brian Brohm #12 Back In Business
Brian Brohm's career took its first physical hit last season. After months of rehab, Louisville's QB is ready to strike back. Pat Forde

Maisel: QB keeps West Virginia White hot | Wrap: McShay Insider
Schlabach: Is the Big East better than its rep? | Freshmen to watch
Schlabach: Blades at home in Pittsburgh | 5 Big East predictions


Adrian Peterson Disaster Relief
A healthy, more mature Adrian Peterson might be the only thing standing between OU and an offensive disaster. Ivan Maisel

Maisel: Can the North compete in the Big 12? | Nebraska thinks so
Trio provides lifeline for Texas | McShay: Who plays QB at Texas?
5 Big 12 predictions | Frosh to watch | Chat wrap: Ivan Maisel Insider


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The wins are down. The criticism is up. But if you think Bobby Bowden and FSU are going soft, don't. Gene Wojciechowski

Schlabach: Back to basics for BeamerBall | Can Clemson win it?
McShay: FSU primed for run | ACC: 5 predictions | Frosh watch
McShay: UM's Wright looks sharp | Wrap: FSU's Davis, Booker



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The X & O Men Cometh
X & O Men
The Mastermind is formulating his plans. The Escape Artist is perfecting his tricks. The Columbus Comet is testing his burners. Meet the 10 men ready to impact college football in '06. X & O Men

Chat wrap: Ga. Tech WR Calvin Johnson | Schlabach Insider
McShay: Impact players for 2006 ESPN Video | Unknown players ESPN Video
Toughest Schedules of 2006
Rocky Road
The road to the national title won't be easy for some of the nation's best teams. From Urban Meyer and Florida's brutal midseason stretch to Georgia Tech's challenging opening and closing slate, Bruce Feldman takes a look at the schools which face the toughest schedules in 2006. Blog Insider | Easiest road to the BCS Insider

Rank 'em: Which team has the toughest schedule?
College Rules
Stay in School
Passion, tradition and rivalries are just the most obvious reasons why college football beats the NFL, writes Ivan Maisel. But it doesn't end there. Here are a few more reasons why college rules. Story

Forde: Survey says ... | Pasquarelli: NFL's best
Curry: Life in the zoos | College vs. NFL | Mailbag
Vote: Best atmosphere? | Rules? | Rank: College | NFL
Path to Power
Powerful Presence
Impact can be made in many ways. Sometimes it's a whisper. Other times it's a whip. Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn is flying high because coach Charlie Weis is keeping him grounded with both methods.

ESPN Mag: Insider Quinn flying high | Impact | Pet projects
ESPN Mag: Insider Legend of Owen Schmitt | Collision course
Rules of Engagement
New Rules
Thinking about calling for the firing of your coach on a message board? More familiar with the stadium's tailgate lot than the campus library? Stop. Reevaluate. And read Pat Forde's new rules. Story

New rules for '06have many coaches angry
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