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Meet the instant-impact Class of 2018 prospects

The next Jadeveon Clowney might be in the Class of 2018. The top-rated player in the new ESPN Junior 300, DE Xavier Thomas, is among those top juniors ready to make an instant-impact at the college level.

Hancock on CFB playoff: We can do better than New Year's Eve (1:33)
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Fired Baylor staffer files for release of report

A former Baylor employee fired in wake of the sexual assault scandal at the university is seeking a court order requiring the Baylor board of regents to release the Pepper Hamilton report.

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Scout's Take: WR Jerry Jeudy to Alabama

Jerry Jeudy is a gifted two-way player with a terrific blend of instincts, speed and quickness. He adds to Alabama's loaded 2017 class.

BYU a lock for Big 12? (0:46)
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MAC commissioner: Satellite camps need limits

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck would love to be able to go toe to toe with Jim Harbaugh, bouncing around to all sorts of satellite camps in the offseason.

Harbaugh's first pitch is solid but a little high (0:13)
Should NCAA allow schools to have more coaches on staff? (1:18)
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Packers' Mortell coping with tragic deaths of two friends

As rookie punter Peter Mortell tries to win a job with the Packers, he carries a heavy heart after the tragic deaths of friends Mike Sadler and Sam Foltz, who died in a one-car crash on Saturday night. Mortell had considered joining his friends as instructors at the kicking camp they were working at, but Packers training camp started on Monday. Mortell inscribed the numbers of Foltz and Sadler on his cleats as a small reminder of friends he'll never forget.


Deshaun Watson on handling expectations

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson comments on his recruiting process, his performance in last season's title game, Dabo Swinney's off-field demeanor and handling high expectations.

FSU not dwelling on last season (1:23)
Winning will bring Canes' swagger back (1:23)
Finebaum to Harbaugh: Time to start winning (1:10)
Babers has never seen a receiver like Josh Gordon (1:04)
Does the ACC Atlantic or SEC West have the best top three teams? (2:03)


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas confirmed RB/KR Roderick Bernard will miss the 2016 season after undergoing left knee surgery. Bernard, a backup who caught one pass last season, suffered a season-ending injury to the same knee in 2014.

Huard: This makes no sense to me

Brock Huard is adamant that moving to the Big 12 would be a major mistake for UCLA.


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen drops by the first day of Saints training camp practice. Said it doesn't hurt as a coach to watch a NFL team train up close -- and his son, who is a high school quarterback, wanted the chance to see Drew Brees operate.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Maturity, opportunity and necessity all played a role in Demarcus Walker's emergence as a junior in 2015. Another reason? Yoga. The Florida State senior took it last summer and it increased his flexibility. He finished with a career-high 10.5 sacks, and Walker said he's taking yoga again this summer.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State's Marcell Ateman, a returning starter at WR, could be out until October after recently undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. According to The Oklahoman, Ateman injured the foot during non-contact summer drills. Ateman was OSU's third-leading receiver last year with 45 receptions, 766 yards and five touchdowns.

Should NCAA coaching staffs expand?

Brock Huard and Paul Finebaum side with Lovie Smith after he suggested the NCAA allow college football programs be allowed to have more coaches on their staffs.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star recruits aren't above a push-up punishment. Dalvin Cook (pointing) and Travis Rudolph sent freshman cornerback Levonta Taylor to the Florida State turf after he was part of the losing team in tug-of-war.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

If tug-of-war is any indication, the Florida State offensive line will be much better in 2016. Flawless victory from the group in front of Jimbo Fisher (with some help from others).