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How the Big Ten is catching the SEC in recruiting

No more gentleman's agreements: The Big Ten's upward trend began when they started recruiting by more modern "rules."

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Coach confidential: Favorite Big 12 recruits

Texas Tech QB signee Jett Duffey and Baylor WR signee Devin Duvernay drew the most praise, but there is talent all across the conference.

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Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season? (2:02)
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Ten issues for Pac-12 spring practices

Quarterback will be a major focus as the Pac-12 turns its focus to 2016, with new starters popping up all over a league that has turnover throughout.

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Can these teams recruit better in 2017?

The 2016 class is in the books. After some down signing days, a few teams, notably Miami and Maryland, need to bounce back in a big way with the Class of 2017.

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LSU sits atop Preseason FPI 1.0

The Tigers have the best combination of returning talent and incoming recruits. Find out where your team ranks here.

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Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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Jim Harbaugh racks up $136K recruiting tab

Through the use of a private jet and with an average of $10,000 per day in expenses, Harbaugh's staff reached the figure over a 12-day period early last year, according to USA Today Sports. Recruiting costs

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Budget crisis bigger than LSU football

The budget issues in Louisiana could have far more devastating consequences than their impact on LSU's season, according to New Orleans native Michael Smith.

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It's something that LSU has vacillated from wanting to give Les Miles $15 million to go away to being too poor to field a team in months.

Best starts in 2017 recruiting

These 10 programs -- many of which cleaned up in the 2016 class, as well -- are off to the hottest starts in recruiting top 2017 prospects. Top 10 (Insider)

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Phil Steele @philsteele042

California has hired Jake Spatival as the Offensive Coordinator. Spatival was the Texas A&M OC the previous two seasons.

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Barry J Sanders (PS#8) who rushed for 672 yards in 3 years at Stanford has transferred to his Dad's old school (Okla St) for his Sr year.