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Harbaugh, confident Michigan steal show at B1G media days

Forget the signed biceps or rap talk. What Jim Harbaugh and his players did was put the Big Ten on notice that they are embracing the big expectations.

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Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)
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Narduzzi expecting same old James Conner (1:12)
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Swinney pays off bet to Saban (2:05)
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6dPhil Steele

The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?

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Gotta catch 'em all: Pokémon Go in recruiting (2:39)
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Cook-ing secrets: Mistakes make FSU RB better

Dalvin Cook could be forgiven if he never watched the Seminoles' last two bowl games. But instead of ignoring his struggles in those games against Oregon and Houston, he's worn out the video to fix the flaws in his game.

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Should college players be paid? (2:18)
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Florida State's unique way of motivating players (1:24)
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Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

With an electric quarterback and a lot of defensive talent returning, Louisville believes it can threaten Florida State and Clemson this season.

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4dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: UA goes back to school

Under Armour celebrated 20 years by unveiling some new looks for its college football teams.

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Adoree' Jackson flips out (0:19)
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Watson viewed as favorite to be No. 1 pick (1:00)
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Steele has 'Canes in ACC title game (0:43)
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Why Michigan is the most popular bet to win national title (1:38)
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Baker Mayfield's busy Big 12 media day (0:54)
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1dGerry Hamilton

Nation's No. 2-ranked CB commits to LSU

Kary Vincent Jr., the country's No. 2-ranked cornerback in the class of 2017, has committed to LSU. He is the third top-25 prospect to commit to the Tigers.

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6dBrian Bennett

Big Ten media days preview: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will command plenty of attention at Big Ten media days, but he won't be the only topic of interest for the Wolverines.

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Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

After Oklahoma landed a commitment today from four-star WR Cedarian Lamb, a rival Big 12 recruiter told me he thinks Sooners' coach Bob Stoops is in line to sign his "best class ever." OU already has the nation's seventh-ranked class with 12 four-star pledges.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

A spokesman for the Pullman Police Dept. tells ESPN.com they are investigating a "handful" of Washington State football players (anywhere between 5-12) for an alleged assault at a party that happened over the weekend and left one student hospitalized. Cmdr. Chris Tennant said it's a "complex" investigation when dealing with a party setting, alcohol and a lot of people. "Just because they were there doesn't mean they are guilty of something ... To make a criminal charge, we have to prove that an individual took an individual act and that individual act was criminal. And you have to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt." WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos said in a statement the school is aware and they are cooperating with local police.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State returns eight starters on defense and should be led by its front seven, bigger and stronger than any group Dave Doeren has had with the Wolfpack. Seven players power cleaned over 350 pounds during the offseason: defensive ends James Smith-Williams, Kentavius Street and Bradley Chubb, along with defensive tackles Justin Jones, Eurndraus Bryant, B.J. Hill and Monty Nelson. When Doeren arrived four years ago, he only had one player hit that mark.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern All-Big Ten LB Anthony Walker had season tickets to Miami games growing up and hoped to play for the U. He even was coached by Hurricanes super fan Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell in an all-star game. "After seeing Sean Spence and guys like that, Miami always was the favorite team, but I didn't get a Miami offer," Walker said. "You can only go to one college, so as long as I was able to get one offer, I was OK with it."

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's Jourdan Lewis is already widely regarded as one of the nation's top corners -- but he doesn't want to stop there. "I'm going to put this out there right now: I want to play offense." Specifically, receiver. Who says Jabrill Peppers is the only versatile Wolverine?

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had high praise for returning cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, the anchor of a secondary that lost three draft picks off last year's group. "The fact that he came back is huge for us," Swinney said. "He has a chance to be a high first-round pick. He's got what everybody's looking for. He can fly. He's tough, he's physical, he's long. He's got a chance to be really, really special."

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh said this was his first time autographing a human being. He wasn't happy with the results so he asked the fan to come back tomorrow for a redo.

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Review Day 1 of Big Ten Media Days

Matt Schick and Charles Arbuckle break down the first day of Big Ten Media Days, where it seemed like coaches were ready to stop talking and start playing.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh joking about the "critics" of his appearing in a rap video: "It's only uptight white people that didn't like it."

Petrino wants his team to finish games

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino joins SportsCenter to share his thoughts on his team heading into the beginning of the college football season: "What we really need to do is learn how to finish."

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Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh says he wants Michigan to set its goals so high "that people are laughing. If they're not laughing at us, we didn't set high enough goals."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Narduzzi is excited by the idea of lining up James Conner at wide out. Pitt has loads of depth at RB, and Narduzzi said his goal is to get his best players on the field, and Conner's size and hands make him an intriguing option split out wide.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham informed me he received his release from the school today. He'll have 3 seasons of eligibility elsewhere and be able to play again in 2017. After his impressive freshman year, he'll be one seriously coveted free agent.

Swinney: Football brings people together

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney joins Mike & Mike and shares his passion for the game of football and believes there should be no concerns heading into the future regarding the sport.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin on the QB race between Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens.

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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren raved about DE Bradley Chubb. "We've not had a pass rusher that forced teams to adjust protections, but Chubb can be that guy." Other ACC coaches have agreed, calling Chubb potentially one of the best pass rushers in the league.