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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

They're dwindling, but they're not gone yet ...

Butch Davis was right, and everyone else was wrong. That's not necessarily a good thing, considering the way his scholarship equation was finally balanced: One troubled teen was released from his letter of intent, four players were dismissed from the team, and a few recruits are likely heading to prep school.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is scheduled to face his former team, Georgia Southern, in 2015.

Clemson's defense is going to be good -- dare I say very good -- but there are a few issues the Tigers still have to work out. Like making the transition from a base nickel package to three linebackers, and figuring out whether moving defensive end Kevin Alexander will help.

What goes around comes around, all the way from College Park to Berkeley. The Golden Bears had to play a football game at 9 a.m. their time when they visited Maryland last year. This fall, the Terps will be kicking off in California at 10 p.m. their time.

Virginia Tech lured both of the Peak brothers in their latest recruiting classes.