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Which schools are off to fast starts in 2017 recruiting?

The Class of 2016 was so last week. Recruiters are on to 2017 classes. Some coaches, the usual suspects like Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, already have some great classes coming together.

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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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Notre Dame Heisman winner Lattner dies at 83

John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died. He was 83.

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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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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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Report: Manning alleged assault cited in UT suit

Peyton Manning is among the athletes cited in a lawsuit filed by a group of women alleging that the University of Tennessee violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment." The Tennessean first reported the lawsuit and Manning's involvement. Story

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Never too early to talk CFB. Here's ESPN's preseason FPI: 1. LSU 2. FSU 3. Oklahoma 4. Clemson 5. Tennessee 6-128: es.pn/20YEFFC

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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Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?

Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.

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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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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

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.