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• Fresno State freshman Travis Brown begins his first season without his father, Dan Brown, the Fresno State defensive coordinator who died in March.
• Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples has some advice for the non-AQs on how to bust the BCS.
• Troy is looking to notch its fourth consecutive Sun Belt title, which would tie a record set by North Texas in 2001-04.
• TCU's nonconference season is the key to the Horned Frogs' success.
• Fresno State coach Pat Hill could face a furlough in the near future.
• Asher Clark participated at tailback and quarterback on Monday, putting him in the mix to start somewhere in the backfield.
• Northern Illinois is learning the play without all-everything defensive end Larry English.
• Army is hoping this is the year it wipes away 12 losing seasons.